Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) .

Infectious disease




Recently, a new coronavirus—Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)—was detected in Wuhan, China. This novel coronavirus causes a respiratory (lung) infection.

There has been one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. On March 2, DPH announced the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 identified by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory. CDC will conduct additional testing to confirm this possible second case.

The risk to residents in Massachusetts remains low.

For the latest on case counts in the United States, visit the CDC website.