BOSTON – Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced there are 679 new positive cases of the Coronavirus, bringing the total cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to 1,838 as of today, March 25. Yesterday, there were 1,159 cases.
Massachusetts public health officials announced 15 individuals have died of COVID-19.
As of noon, the centers for Disease Control (CDC) has 44,183 cases and 737 deaths. There were 544 deaths yesterday.
There is no tested vaccine for Covid-19 in the United States.
Yesterday, March 24, the Governor announced a new coronavirus alert system that will let residents get updates from state officials sent directly to their cell phones.
As of noon on Tuesday, all non-essential businesses must work remotely or close.
Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against coronavirus:
- 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.
It is important for residents to continue to practice social distancing.
The Town of Ashland has 4 cases, as of yesterday.