Town of Ashland COVID-19 Cases Jump to 44; 11 Individuals Have Recovered

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ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland saw an 83% increase in the number of COVID-19 cases this week.

On April 6, the Community had 24 positive cases.

Today, April 10, the Town of Ashland has 44 positive cases.

Eleven individuals have recovered, according to the Town.

Neighboring Framingham has 179 cases, the most in MetroWest.

The Governor said the surge in cases could come between April 10-April 20.

He said the medical forecast is for as many as 172,000 cases in Massachusetts.

There are now more than 20,000 cases in the Commonwealth and almost 600 deaths, since the pandemic began.

Massachusetts has now tested more than 100,000 individuals. Within the last 24 hours, more than 7,400 individuals were tested and 29% tested positive.

One reason for the high rate is that the Baker-Polito administration has decided to do aggressive testing at senior living facilities, using the National Guard.

Some of Ashland’s increase in positive cases can be linked to the Waterview Lodge & Rehab Facility on Route 135.

The National Guard was at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare in Natick earlier this week and at Saint Patrick’s Manor in Framingham this morning.

Gov. Baker said “If you don’t need to leave home, don’t!”

“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.”


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