On April 14, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,296 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 28,163. This is a decrease from Monday’s 1,392 reported cases. 113 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported since yesterday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 957.
As of 4 pm today, 126,551 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 4,502 in the past 24 hours compared to the previous day’s total of 5,319.
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported four additional COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total deaths in the city to seven. Mayor Mitchell reported New Bedford’s third COVID-19 related death on Friday. There is no further information (i.e. age, sex of deceased) regarding the four new deaths. Full details here.
The City of Fall River has seen an additional 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19. An increase from yesterday’s total. According to Mayor Coogan’s Office, there are now 154 confirmed cases in Fall River. 38 cases have been cleared. Coogan confirmed Tuesday that so far Fall River has not seen a death due to the virus. Full details here.
A health care professional at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for COVID-19. Full details here.
Thousands of state health care workers will be getting a raise after the union representing licensed nurses and caregivers working in Massachusetts state hospitals and group homes struck a deal Sunday night with the state to increase pay by as much as $10 an hour for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency. Full details here.
As of April 14, the total amount of cases in The United States is 584,073 with 24,485 total deaths.