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New Bedford reports ten COVID-19 related deaths in the past six days


New Bedford officials reported three more COVID-19 related deaths since yesterday, six in the past two days or 10 deaths since Saturday bringing the total to 29 in the city. 29% of New Bedford’s COVID-19 related deaths have come in the past six days.

Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 53 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Friday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 944, up from 891 on Thursday.

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.

Mayor Jon Mitchell and Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento together have announced that the 106th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, scheduled for July 30 through August 2, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Full details here.

30 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River. This brings the total in Fall River to 685. The City has been notified of its eleventh fatality due to COVID-19. Full details here.

On May 6, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,696 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 73,721. This is a decrease from Wednesday’s 1,754 reported cases. 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.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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