Massachusetts Officials: 13 Cases of Coronavirus

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BOSTON – Officials from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts said on Saturday, March 7, that 13 individuals tested positive for the Coronavirus

There is one confirmed case and 12 presumptive positive cases that are awaiting final confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There were 3 cases on Thursday and 8 on Friday.

Although the risk to Massachusetts residents of the novel coronavirus is low, the risk for influenza is currently high. Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control is report 19 states with the Coronavirus.

In Massachusetts there are:

Total of individuals subject to quarantine719
Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine)470
Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine249

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