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Fall River has 26 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day



Fall River has seen more confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

26 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River for the second straight day. This brings the total in Fall River to 737.

The Fall River Health Department is in contact with the individuals who have tested positive as well as their contacts.

As of Monday, 212 cases have cleared isolation.

Sunday revealed 32 cases of COVID-19. On Monday, 15 additional cases were announced along with the city’s 8th death from the virus. 28 more cases were reported on Tuesday. Wednesday saw 26 more cases. Thursday, 30 more cases and three more deaths were announced. 26 cases were announced on Friday along with another death bringing the total deaths seen from COVID-19 in Fall River to 12.

Governor Charlie Baker announced last week the extension of the state’s non-essential business closures and stay at-home advisory until May 18, 2020. Government Center will be closed to the public until this advisory is lifted.

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The Mayor continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing. This means keeping a distance of 6 feet between individuals. Continue to wash your hands on a regular basis, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and stay home as much as possible, especially when you are sick. These measures will help to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The City of Fall River wants to remind residents that the Online Payments Center gives residents a way to pay bills online 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Real Estate, Personal Property, Motor Vehicle Excise, Boat Excise Taxes and Public Utility payments are accepted. You can also use this system to pay for Municipal Lien Certificates.

There is also a drop-off box on the Third Street Entrance of Government Center where residents can drop their payments in sealed envelopes.

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