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Fall River sees 6 more COVID-19 deaths as cases jump to 3,876

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Fall River saw more cases Monday after a record amount of cases of COVID-19 in Friday’s report.

According to the Mayor’s Office, 3,876 total cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River, a 252 cases increase from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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 rose to 149 as six additional fatalities were reported over the weekend.

Tuesday saw 63 COVID-19 cases. 118 cases were reported on Wednesday. Thursday added 88 more cases. On Friday, a record 125 cases of the coronavirus were revealed.

Mayor Coogan stated the following on Thursday.

“We are seeing cases due to gatherings within homes (i.e. extended family getting together, birthday parties, dinner parties, etc.). We have seen many cases linked to Halloween parties. Please limit your contacts to those that you live with. Contact with friends and extended family is strongly discouraged. While I understand this is not easy, it will have an impact and it can save lives. Because of this, I encourage you to think creatively in regards to upcoming holidays.”

The Mayor issued these comments on Friday.

“We need everyone to do their part. We need people to stay home and get tested if they have symptoms. We need people to work together with our public health team if they are positive. We need people to cut back on their indoor gatherings and limit their contacts.”

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