Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 67 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Monday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 779, up from 712 on Saturday. Two additional COVID-19 related deaths were also reported bringing the total to 21 in the city. New Bedford does not report COVID-19 data on Sundays.
On May 3, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,824 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 68,087. This is a decrease from Saturday’s 1,952 reported cases. Full details here.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and Congressman Joe Kennedy III are calling for an independent investigation into a Friday night uprising at the ICE detention center at the Bristol County House of Correction. Full details here.
32 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River. This brings the total in Fall River to 586. Full details here.