New Bedford’s COVID-19 case numbers have risen for the second week in a row. The city’s total cases per. April 21 was 33,028, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. That’s an increase of 104 cases compared to last week’s increase of 90 cases.
Dartmouth and Acushnet also saw an increase in case rates.
According to data from MDPH per. On April 21, the following cities and towns in Greater New Bedford reported the difference in new positive COVID-19 cases since the previous week’s report:
Acushnet: 12 (compared to 3 weeks before)
Dartmouth: 42 (compared to 23 the week before)
Fairhaven: 18 (compared to 21 the week before)
New Bedford: 104 (compared to 90 the week before)
Case of COVID in Greater New Bedford Schools
* No school reports this week due to the school holidays in April
According to government data per. On April 20, St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford a total of 6 confirmed COVID-19 admissions including the intensive care unit. The hospital has a total of 0 confirmed COVID-19 ICU counts. The figures show no increase compared to the previous week.
Local vaccination clinics
NOTE: All minors need parental consent, either provided online or in person at school or the place where Pfizer for ages 12+ is offered.
Monday, April 25:
Former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Ave.) – 3pm to 7pm, Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, kids 5 – 11 vaccines, teens 12-17 boosters
Wednesday, April 27:
Community Economic Development Center (1501 Acushnet Ave.) – 3pm to 7pm, Pfizer, Moderna, all vaccines and boosters for the 5+; welcome in
Friday, April 29:
PAACA (360 Coggeshall St.) – 13.00 to 17.00, Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, w / pediatric vaccines for children 5 – 11 years and boosters for teenagers 12-17
Saturday, April 30:
Andrea McCoy Recreation Center (181 Hillman St.) – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, kids 5 – 11 vaccines, teens boosters 12-17
To schedule a home vaccination with the New Bedford Health Department, call the department’s main line, 508-991-6199, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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