Shrewsbury Coronavirus: Two More Cases; Total Jumps To 5

Samantha Mercado

This article originally appeared on the Shrewsbury Patch

SHREWSBURY, MA — Two more cases of the new coronavirus were confirmed in Shrewsbury, bringing the total number of cases up to five. The town said public health officials are working closely with the individuals and will notify others that may have been in contact with them.

On Tuesday, the town declared a state of emergency on the heels of the first two cases being confirmed. Shrewsbury was also one of the first towns in the state to get a CVS drive-thru testing facility.

According to the CDC, the best way of preventing the disease is to avoid close contact with people who are sick, to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and to use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.

To avoid spreading any respiratory illness, the CDC recommends staying at home when you are sick, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throwing the tissue in the trash, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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