Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported seven additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 163, up from 156 yesterday. Mayor Mitchell reported four new COVID-19 related death on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Fall River reported an additional 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to Mayor Coogan’s Office, there are now 154 confirmed cases in Fall River. 38 cases have been cleared. Full details here.
On April 14, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,296 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 28,163. This is a decrease from Monday’s 1,392 reported cases. 113 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported since yesterday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 957. Full details here.
“The Town of Dartmouth continues to show evidence of widespread community transmission of COVID-19 along with Bristol County, Massachusetts, and the United States. Full details here.
A health care professional at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for COVID-19. Full details here.
In Greater New Bedford, residents are already feeling the impact of COVID-19. Many local businesses have closed or moved to reduced hours, workers are either out of work or struggling to find childcare, and schools have been closed until May. It’s an uncertain time and many are finding themselves in financial situations where they have to choose between food, rent and/ or medication. Full details here.
Tuesday, Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) introduced the Emergency Money for the People Act to provide additional cash payments for Americans who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Money for the People Act expands relief to more Americans and includes a $2,000 monthly payment to every qualifying American over the age of 16 until employment returns to pre-COVID-19 levels. Full details here.