Massachusetts officials report 156 new COVID-19 related deaths since Friday

Massachusetts Coronavirus Update

On April 17, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,970 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 36,372. This is a decrease from Friday’s 2,221 reported cases. 156 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported since yesterday, down from 159, bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 1,560.

As of 4 pm today, 156,806 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 8,062 in the past 24 hours compared to the previous day’s total of 7,971

New Bedford Coronavirus Update

Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported three additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford Saturday morning, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 183, up from 180 yesterday. The total COVID-19 related deaths in New Bedford remains at nine. Mayor Mitchell’s office reported another death on Saturday afternoon and one new COVID-19 related death on Thursday. No specific details (age, sex of the patient, etc) is available.

New Bedford’s Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade has been canceled. This year’s parade would have been the 48th year. Full details here.

Due to Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 20, there will be no residential trash and recycling collection on Monday, April 20 in New Bedford. Full details here.

Fall River Coronavirus Update

According to Mayor Coogan, Fall River has 178 total cases of COVID-19 as of Friday. 82 individuals have recovered. Full details here.

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