New Bedford reports seven more COVID-19 related deaths – highest one-day total yet

New Bedford officials today reported seven more COVID-19 related deaths – the highest one day total to date.

Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 62 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Wednesday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 1,231, up from 1,169 on Saturday. The seven additional deaths bring the total death count attributed to COVID-19 to 43 in the city.

21 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 791. The City was notified of its fourteenth fatality. Full details here.

On May 11, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 870 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 79,332. This is an increase from Monday’s 669 reported cases. Full details here.

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.

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