New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported Saturday afternoon that New Bedford has a total of 54 positive cases of COVID-19, up from the 49 cases they reported on Friday and up from 42 on Thursday.
The City of New Bedford Board of Health Friday afternoon issued a cease and desist order to the Walgreens store located at 1103 Kempton Street. Earlier this week and month, Walgreens confirmed that three of their employees tested positive for COVID-19. Full details here.
You can see our interview with Mayor Mitchell on Friday:
On April 3, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,436 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 10,402. 38 new deaths were reported bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 192. Full details and breakout by county here.
According to Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan, Fall River now has 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Friday. The Fall River Fire Department has reported two positive COVID-19 cases with their fire fighters.
Bristol County is now up to 517 confirmed cases as of 4 pm on Thursday, up from 424 on Thursday.
Earlier this week, Governor Baker detailed the latest model projections that estimate the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts could range from 47,000 to 172,000 (or 0.7% to 2.5% of the total population of Massachusetts). The models show hospitalizations would potentially peak between April 10-20. Full details here.