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Fall River passes 300 COVID-19 deaths, approaching 12,000 cases



Photo courtesy of video from Josh Souza

Fall River saw more cases of COVID-19 announced on Thursday.

According to the Mayor’s Office, 11,889 total cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River, a 298 case increase reported since last Thursday. The city averaged 42 1/2 cases a day over the last week.

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

Deaths in Fall River contributed to COVID-19 increased to 301 as 10 new deaths have been reported since February 4th.

Yesterday, Mayor Paul Coogan held a press conference from Fall River’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic located at Bristol Community College. The site is operated by the Fall River Department of Health and Human Services, with support from the Fall River EMS and sponsorship from the State of Massachusetts.

The Mayor’s Office states that “due to the downward trend of COVID-19 cases in Fall River and the heightened focus on vaccination efforts, the City of Fall River will now be providing weekly COVID-19 statistics every Thursday. This will also compliment the State of Massachusetts’ Weekly COVID-19 Public Health report, which is released every Thursday.”

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