ASHLAND – Today, April 30, the Town of Ashland is reporting 129 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began.
It is unknown how many residents have been tested.
Recently, the Ashland Board of Health voted to require that a face covering be worn at all times in any buildings open to the public.
Unlike its neighbor the City of Framingham, the Town of Ashland is not reporting the number of COVID-19 deaths.
Six residents from the Waterview Lodge Rehab & Healthcare and 1 resident from The Residence at Valley Farm have died due to the virus or complications from the virus in Ashland.
The good news is 43 individuals have recovered from the virus.
On the last day of April 2020, Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 1,940 positive cases since the pandemic began.
Since 2020, the state has had 62,205 confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus.
The state is reporting a 3.2% increase in coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.
Since the pandemic began, the Commonwealth is now reporting 3,563 deaths.
The Commonwealth reported 157 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
(Editor’s Note: The state report does say the deaths it reports every 24 hours may not have happened in the last 24 hours.)
There is no cure and no vaccine.
As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 275,647 individuals.
The state tested more than 10,000 individuals in the last 24 hours
Last week, the number of COVID-19 cases hospitalized was at 9%.
A good sign it has been at 6% today & yesterday, with about 1,000 individuals in ICUs in hospitals.
Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 14,208. In comparison Berkshire County has just 442 cases.
Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest at more than 700 positive cases. The City has not released numbers for today.
The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide 1.054 million cases as of 4 p.m. April 30.
Worldwide, there are more than 3.255 million confirmed cases.
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 60,057 deaths as of noon today, April 30, with 2,552 reported in the last 24 hours.
The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 18,000 deaths in New York.
It is important for residents to continue to practice social distancing.