UPDATE: Massachusetts COVID-19 cases rises 92 and State of Emergency Declared

Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 92.

MASSACHUSETTS (WLNE) -Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 92.

Governor Charlie Baker said he was declaring a state of emergency to “give our administration more flexibility to respond to the developing outbreak.”

The number is up from 41 cases on Monday.

40 of the infected patients are women and 52 infected patients are men.

On Monday, 13 new cases were announced and of the 13 new cases announced Monday, 9 were associated with the Biogen meeting that was held toward the end of February.

As of Monday, out of the 41 cases, 32 have a connection to the Biogen meeting.

In addition, on Sunday, March 8, 2020 15 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 were announced.

Sunday’s 15 new cases had a direct connection to the Biogen employee conference toward the end of February.

On Saturday, five presumptive positive cases were announced. Three of which had a direct connection to Biogen’s employee conference, one with recent international travel, and a fifth case for whom there is no current know linkage to the Biogen conference or foreign travel.

The risk of COVID-19 to the general public in Massachusetts remains low at this time.

The Department of Public Health is providing daily updates on the number of confirmed and presumptive positive cases at mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-cases-quarantine-and-monitoring.

As of Wednesday, March 4, 719 people have been subject to self-quarantine in Massachusetts because of COVID-19. Of those, 470 people have completed monitoring and are no longer quarantined, while 249 are currently quarantined.  This information is updated online each Wednesday.

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