New Bedford passes 1,000 COVID-19 cases, reaches 30 deaths on Saturday
New Bedford officials reported one more COVID-19 related deaths since yesterday or 11 deaths since last Saturday bringing the total to 30 in the city.
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 98 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Saturday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 1,042, up from 944 on Friday.
As of Thursday, none of the 26 people who have died from COVID-19 in New Bedford were under 50 years old and 98% of those who have died in Massachusetts have had at least one preexisting health condition. New Bedford’s breakout by age here.
26 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River. This brings the total in Fall River to 711. The City was also notified of its twelfth fatality. Full details here.
On May 8, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,612 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 75,333. This is a decrease from Thursday’s 1,696 reported cases. Full details here.
The numbers that state health officials report each day keep going up and up and up. The number of people tested for the coronavirus, the number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the number of people who have been killed by the virus. There’s another number that does not get reported but also keeps rising — the number of people in Massachusetts who have recovered from COVID-19. Full details here.
A federal judge will temporarily lift a Gov. Charlie Baker executive order requiring firearm retailers to close their physical businesses during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Full details here.
Gov. Charlie Baker lifted the ban on golfing in Massachusetts. Full details here.