Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 39 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Tuesday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 818, up from 779 on Monday. One additional COVID-19 related death was also reported bringing the total to 22 in the city.
On May 4, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,000 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 69,087. This is a decrease from Sunday’s 1,824 reported cases. 1,000 cases is the lowest single-day count since April 5 when 765 cases were reported. Full details here.
Electronic monitoring, bail review decisions and a decline in new arrests are among the reasons behind a nearly 25 percent reduction in the jail population in Middlesex County, Sheriff Peter Koutoujian announced Monday. Full details here.
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.