Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office Friday reported 27 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 625, up from 598 on Thursday. Three additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported today raising the total to 19 in the city.
The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center will expand its COVID-19 testing capability by establishing an outdoor testing location at its downtown health center. Full details here.
New Bedford Solid Waste Transfer Station open extended hours for bulky items and yard waste through May 18. Full details here.
On April 30, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,940 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 62,205. This is a decrease from Wednesday’s 1,963 reported cases. Full details here.
Nearly 900,000 Massachusetts workers, representing almost a quarter of the state’s entire labor force, have filed new claims for unemployment benefits since mid-March as the COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread shutdowns it prompted continue to exert an economic toll. Full details here.
Three Bristol County security staff members recently tested positive for COVID-19. Full details here.
5 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River, according to Mayor Coogan. This brings the total in Fall River to 509. Full details here.
Rhode Island’s nurses and doctors are rejoicing after Governor Raimondo secured 500,000 medical gowns from Fall River’s Merrow Sewing Machine Company. In a press conference on Tuesday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo thanked Merrow Sewing Machine Company owners and brothers Charlie and Owen Merrow personally. Full details here.