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Tuesday adds to Fall River COVID-19 death toll as cases approach 4,000

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

According to the Mayor’s Office, 3,917 total cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River, a 41 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 increased to 151 after 6 additional fatalities were reported over the weekend and 2 more today.

118 cases were reported on Wednesday. Thursday added 88 more cases. On Friday, a record 125 cases of the coronavirus were revealed. 252 cases were added from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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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