New Bedford has seen four new COVID-19 related deaths since Saturday bringing the total to 23.
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 60 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Wednesday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 878, up from 818 on Tuesday. One additional COVID-19 related death was also reported today bringing the total to 23 in the city.
15 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 601. Full details here.
On May 5, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,184 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 70,271. This is an increase from Monday’s 1,000 reported cases. Full details here.
Key indicators about the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts have for the first time moved in an encouraging direction for several days straight, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday, but as other states are opening up economic activity, officials here still want to see at least two weeks of steady progress. Full details here.
State tax collections tumbled in April by more than $2.3 billion compared to last April, another sign of the damage inflicted on the economy and the state’s finances by forced business shutdowns aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. Full details here.
A Massachusetts Senate committee will investigate an incident at the Bristol County House of Correction, while Gov. Charlie Baker cautioned against “drawing conclusions” about the violent altercation. Full details here.