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Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday the state was not ready to start talking about reopening parts of its economy. On salons and barber shops, Baker said that "we're not going to do that until we get over the hump of the surge, period." [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

Massachusetts officials report 1,696 new COVID-19 cases in Thursday


Massachusetts Coronavirus Update

On May 7, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,696 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 73,721. This is a decrease from Wednesday’s 1,754 reported cases.

132 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Thursday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 4,552. As of 4 pm today, 351,632 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 11,993 new tests since yesterday.

As of May 5, 32,019 individuals in Massachusetts were subject to quarantine with 22,148 no longer in quarantine. 9,871 individuals are undergoing monitoring/under quarantine.

Gov. Charlie Baker lifted the ban on golfing in Massachusetts. Full details here.

New Bedford Coronavirus Update

New Bedford officials reported three more COVID-19 related deaths since yesterday or seven deaths since Saturday bringing the total to 26 in the city.

Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 13 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Thursday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 891, up from 878 on Wednesday. Three additional COVID-19 related death was also reported today bringing the total to 26 in the city.

Mayor Jon Mitchell and Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento together have announced that the 106th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, scheduled for July 30 through August 2, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Full details here.

Fall River Coronavirus Update

30 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River. This brings the total in Fall River to 685. The City has been notified of its eleventh fatality due to COVID-19. Full details here.

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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