ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland is reporting 5 positive cases of the coronavirus. This is an increase of one case.
Two cases are of individuals in their 40s, two cases are individuals in their 50, and one case is an individual in their 70s.
Massachusetts public health officials announced 10 more deaths since yesterday bringing the total in the Commonwealth who have died from COVID-19, since the pandemic began at 35.
Massachusetts said there are 3,802 individuals subject to quarantine.
The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 94,238. Italy is second and China is third, according to John Hopkins.
As of noon, today, March 27, the centers for Disease Control (CDC) has 85,356 cases and 1,246 deaths. There were 994 deaths yesterday.
There is no tested vaccine for Covid-19 in the United States.
The Governor announced a new coronavirus alert system this week that will let residents get updates from state officials sent directly to their cell phones. Text COVIDMA to 888-777 to sign up.
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.