Two people have died from Covid-19 in Dartmouth

Apr 10, 2020

Two Dartmouth residents have passed away due to complications from Covid-19, town officials announced in a press release on April 10.

This marks the first two Covid-19 related deaths in Dartmouth.

According to the press release from Public Information Officer Det. Kyle Costa, both decedents were “high risk” patients.

Their names, ages, and genders will not be disclosed out of respect to their individual families.

Det. Costa declined to comment further out of respect for the deceased and their families.

Covid-19 is a viral illness caused by a new coronavirus that is sweeping the globe in a pandemic causing schools, restaurants, and businesses to close their doors and residents to self-isolate at home.

On Tuesday, town officials announced that Dartmouth has 31 confirmed cases of the illness so far.

As of April 9, 18,941 confirmed cases have been reported in Massachusetts, with 994 in Bristol County.

503 people in the Commonwealth have died from the virus.