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Fall River sees another death due to COVID-19 and passes 1,100 cases



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

29 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River, according to the Mayor’s Office. This brings the total in Fall River to 1,107.

The death toll from the coronavirus in Fall River has grown to 26 with an additional death.

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

Saturday saw a reduction with 26 new cases announced. Sunday’s report added 25 more cases. Monday revealed 14 more cases of the coronavirus. Tuesday, 39 more cases of COVID-19 was announced. Wednesday brought 11 more cases and Thursday revealed 25 cases.

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

Governor Charlie Baker signed an executive order on May 1, 2020 requiring face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This order is effective May 6, 2020 and will remain in effect until rescinded or until the emergency is terminated.

The Mayor continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing. This means keeping a distance of 6ft between individuals. Coogan states that he also wants Fall Riverites to 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, and wear a face covering when out in public.

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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