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Fall River sees increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases to 182, 3 total deaths, 9 patients in critical condition



City of Fall River has seen an additional 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19. An increase from yesterday’s total.

According to Mayor Coogan, there are now 182 confirmed cases in Fall River with two more fatalities.

“We now have 3 fatalities. Keep your chin up and please follow the guidelines.”

Coogan stated in an interview with Fall River Reporter this morning that 9 patients are in critical condition in Fall River concerning COVID-19.

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Fall River had seen the biggest one day total on Sunday with 25. Only 5 additional cases were released on Monday and 8 were seen on Tuesday. 11 confirmed cases were reported on Wednesday with the city’s first fatality. Today, Coogan reported that 79 cases had been cleared.

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

Mayor Coogan’s Office 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.

City Information:
Library: While the Library remains closed until May 4th the return receptacles are also closed. Please hold onto any items you have. There will be no fines associated with your library items during this period of closure.

Bill pay: Residents are urged to pay bills using the online bill paying systems. Residents can also mail bills or utilize the drop box on the Third Street entrance of Government Center.

Government Center, the Public Libraries, Senior Centers and Schools will remain closed until May 4th.

The City is also looking for volunteers when and if they are needed. If you know of any medical professionals who are interested in volunteering, individuals can sign up with MA Responds via The Health Professionals Volunteer Website.

To sign up, click here.

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