Massachusetts Coronavirus Update
On May 14, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,685 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 82,182. This is an increase from Wednesday’s 1,165 reported cases.
167 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Thursday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 5,482. As of 4 pm today, 424,361 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 14,329 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 reported two more COVID-19 related deaths today, nine in the past two days.
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 64 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Thursday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 1,295, up from 1,231 on Saturday. The two additional deaths bring the total death count attributed to COVID-19 to 45 in the city.
The City of New Bedford is offering a mask to any New Bedford resident who wants one at no cost, at a series of drive-through distribution events in late May and June. Full details here.
Fall River Coronavirus Update
18 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River, according to Mayor Coogan’s Office. This brings the total in Fall River to 906. Fall River saw 2 more deaths, bringing the total to 19. Full details here.