Massachusetts passes 400,000 COVID-19 tests, 20,560 in quarantine
Massachusetts Coronavirus Update
On May 13, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,165 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 80,497. This is an increase from Tuesday’s 870 reported cases.
174 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Wednesday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 5,315. As of 4 pm today, 410,032 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 8,536 new tests since yesterday.
As of May 12, 48,372 individuals in Massachusetts were subject to quarantine with 27,812 no longer in quarantine. 20,560 individuals are undergoing monitoring/under quarantine.
Several Republican legislators on Tuesday urged Gov. Charlie Baker to not delay the reopening of the economy any longer, expressing frustration that other states around Massachusetts are allowing businesses to resume activities while owners and employees in their districts remain in limbo. Full details here.
New Bedford Coronavirus Update
New Bedford officials today reported seven more COVID-19 related deaths – the highest one day total to date.
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 62 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Wednesday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 1,231, up from 1,169 on Saturday. The seven additional deaths bring the total death count attributed to COVID-19 to 43 in the city.
Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that events in New Bedford with more than 10 people in attendance, and which require a City permit, have been cancelled through Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020, to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Full details here.
Fall River Coronavirus Update
97 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River, according to the Mayor’s Office. This brings the total in Fall River to 888. Fall River saw 3 more deaths, bringing the total to 17. Full details here.