ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland announced it now has 2 dozen positive cases of COVID-19, as of April 6. That is four new cases in the last 24 hours.
Neighboring Framingham has 145 cases, the most in MetroWest.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced a total of 13,837 positive coronavirus cases as of Monday, April 6 an increase of 1,337 new cases. Yesterday, there were more than 12,500 cases.
“This is one of the most challenging times we have ever faced,” said Governor Charlie Baker.
City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh recommended a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in the city starting Monday, April 6. He also said people should not use medical-grade masks but cloth masks if out in public, as the medical masks are needed by healthcare workers.
“No one really knows how many people will be lost to this virus,” said the Governor, but he said talking to public health experts the numbers will be “extraordinary.”
There is no tested vaccine for COVID-19 in the United States.
Last month, the Governor said anyone entering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
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.