Fall River sees record number of COVID-19 cases Wednesday, passes 4,000 cases



Fall River saw more cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

According to the Mayor’s Office, 4,075 total cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River, a 158 case increase since yesterday.

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 remained at 151. 6 additional fatalities were reported over the weekend and 2 more Tuesday.

Thursday added 88 more COVID-19 cases. On Friday, a then record 125 cases of the coronavirus were revealed. 252 cases were added from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tuesday revealed 41 cases.

After asking residents to limit their contacts to those they live with on Thursday, Coogan 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.”

Coogan issued more comments on Tuesday.

“We unfortunately saw a small outbreak at one nursing home which has contributed to our recent rise in fatalities. It is back under control and we commend our nursing homes for their work on managing this virus.”

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