Town of Milton Coronavirus Update: 426 positive cases of COVD-19 as of October 12 (32 new cases in the past week)

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Town of Milton Coronavirus Update: 426 positive cases of COVD-19 as of October 12

Milton has 32 new cases since October 5th.

On Monday, October 12,2020 Milton had 5 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the cumulative total since March 1st to 426 positive cases of COVID-19. Milton had no new probable cases bringing the total to 63 probable cases.

Residents are being contacted by the Health Department or MA COVID Team and asked to isolate themselves at home for 10days if testing positive.

Number of Confirmed Positive Covid Cases in:

Milton: 405

Norfolk County: 10,682

Massachusetts: 123,841

Community-Level COVID-19 Data Reporting Map reporting map:

This map shows case and testing information by city or town in Massachusetts.

Click or tap on a community to see details.

What is the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus is a beta coronavirus that originates from bats. Initially, the disease was detected in people who live in or traveled to Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. It was determined early on that those people ill from the coronavirus frequented a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China. This indicated a possible animal -to -person spread. Later, it was determined that some of the people affected had no connection to the seafood and animal market. Since it has been determined that the virus can spread from person to person. The risk depends on the exposure to the virus. Healthcare workers who are caring for those affected by the virus are at the highest risk for exposure. Otherwise, the risk for the general public here in Massachusetts is low unless exposed to the disease.

The Coronavirus is a member of the same family of viruses that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). As a result, it is spread between close contacts via respiratory droplets such as coughing or sneezing. However, there may be evidence that the respiratory droplets may travel farther than expected and, likely, infect those without close contact to an infected individual. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The incubation period is 2 days to 14 days after being exposed.

How to prevent infection

  1. Receive the seasonal influenza vaccine.
  2. Frequent and thorough handwashing for 20 seconds.
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth and cover all areas when coughing or sneezing.
  4. Disinfect items used frequently.
  5. Avoid contact with people, especially those who have respiratory symptoms.
  6. Receive antiviral medications, if diagnosed with seasonal influenza.

If interested in receiving the flu vaccine, please call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) to schedule an appointment.

Resources:

COVID-19 Testing SitesIf you think you may have symptoms, first call your health care provider. If your clinician thinks you should be tested but they are unable to offer a test at their own health care facility, they will provide a referral and you can be tested at a test site near you. These are not walk-in sites. An appointment is necessary.
COVID-19 Senior Resource GuideA list of phone numbers and other resources for seniors living in the Town of Milton
Multi-Language Fact SheetsCOVID-19 Factsheets in 30+ Languages!
Tracking CoronavirusHow COVID-19 is tracked
Track Coronavirus in real-timeAn interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real-time
Support for Small Businesses During COVID-19Resources for Small Business impacted by COVID-19
Support for Residents During COVID-19Resources for Residents impacted by COVID-19
Additional Resources from Different EntitiesAdditional Resources from Websites such as the CDC and WHO
COVID-19 Law Enforcement Resources and SupportFBI urges Vigilance During COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Temporary Oudoor Seating Guidlines and ApplicationGuidelines and application for restaurants to use temporary outdoor seating

Most common symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chills
  • Aches
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of taste or smell

If you have tested positive for COVID-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, the COVID Community Team will be reaching out via phone to you and your close contacts to slow the spread. We will make sure that you are getting the medical attention you need and support through isolation. Your caller ID will show the call is coming from MA COVID Team: 833-638-1685 or 857-305-2728. Your name will not be released. Please note that contact tracers will never ask for social security numbers or health insurance identification numbers.

Milton Community Food Pantry suspending all food donations but you can donate money!

The Milton Community Food Pantry is currently suspending all food donations from residents to the pantry due to the possible transfer of COVID-19. Monetary donations are welcome and checks can be made payable to Milton Community Food Pantry at 158 Blue Hills Parkway Milton, MA 02186

Currently, local food pantries are not looking for any more volunteers as they are practicing proper social distancing protocol. Thank you, and any small monetary donation can make a huge impact!

Food Pantry donation information:

Milton Food Pantry: http://miltonfoodpantry.org/

Concord Baptist Church: https://cbcboston.org/index.php/online-donations 

Interfaith Social Services: https://interfaithsocialservices.org/

The Milton Council on Aging is here for residents 60+ during this challenging time.

The COA Is coordinating grocery deliveries and providing transportation to doctor’s appointments.

Like us on our Facebook Page and call us at (617) 898-4893.

Resources:

For Mental Health Resources, please call the Interface Helpline 1-888-244-6843

Samaritans Suicide Hotline, for guidance and support (24/7) 1-877-870-4673

Domestic Violence: DOVE hotline (24/7), for trained counselors 617-471-1234

If any Milton resident is facing financial hardship, contact Noreen Dolan at 617-696-1214 or at [email protected]

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