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Fall River sees highest number of daily COVID-19 cases, deaths rise to 17



Fall River has seen more confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 as Governor Baker paid a visit to a Fall River testing facility.

97 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 888.

Fall River saw 3 more deaths, bringing the total to 17.

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

Mayor Coogan stated that the city is no longer receiving recovery numbers and the state has taken those over.

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. Saturday’s announcement revealed another 26 cases. Sunday saw 22 additional cases. Monday saw a decrease with 11 reported cases, but sadly a thirteenth fatality was announced. On Tuesday, 21 additional cases were announced with the city’s 14th death.

Governor Charlie Baker announced 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.

Massachusetts passes 80,000 COVID-19 cases, town numbers released, as Baker tours Fall River site Wednesday.

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.

Coogan explained Wednesday’s spike in COVID-19 cases on Thursday and gave compliance and nursing home updates.

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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