New Bedford COVID-19 infections skyrocket, increasing by almost 3,000 cases in one week

While the statistics at the national level indicate a slight decline in COVID-19 infections, that’s not the case on the SouthCoast. Cases were up from the previous week in New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Acushnet.

The Jan. 13 report from the DPH showed New Bedford having dramatic jump of 2,845 more cases than the previous week.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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For the second day in a row, the state's seven-day positivity rate dropped — and now...