Ashland Coronavirus Cases Up 9.3%; Town Releases Data By Age

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ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland for the first time is releasing data on the age range of the positive coronavirus cases in its community.

The Town of Ashland ended April with 129 COVID-19 positive cases.

As of today, May 4, the community has 141 cases of the coronavirus.

That is a 9.3% increase of cases over the weekend.

Individuals between 50-59 are first, followed by those 60-69, then those in their 40s, and then those 30-39.

It is unknown how many residents have been tested in Ashland.

As of today at 4 p.m., Massachusetts has tested 324,268 individuals, including 9,622 individuals in the last 24 hours

Since 2020, the state has had 69,087 confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus. Massachusetts now has more positive coronavirus cases than the entire country of Ireland, Sweeden & Mexico combined.

Massachusetts ranks third in the United States behind New York, and New Jersey for the most positive cases.

Neighboring Framingham has about 1,100 cases – roughly the same number as the entire State of Maine.

Chart by the Town of Ashland

Last week, the Ashland Board of Health voted to require that a face covering be worn at all times in any buildings open to the public as of May 1.

The Governor announced a similar order which goes into effect on Wednesday, May 6.

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.

Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 15,757.

In comparison Barnsatble County has 961 cases.

The United States now has the most confirmed cases worldwide 1.172 million cases as of 4 p.m. May 4.

Worldwide, there are more than 3.562 million confirmed cases.

The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 67,456 deaths as of noon, May 4.

The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 19,000 deaths in New York.

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