Coronavirus Case Numbers Double Overnight In Massachusetts

The number of confirmed or presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Massachusetts has jumped to 28,up from 13 on Saturday, according to state health officials.

Twenty-seven of the state's cases are presumed to be positive, state officials say. One case has been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fifteen new presumptive positive cases of the virus were announced by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Sunday, including five in Boston.

The risk of COVID-19 to the general public in Massachusetts remains low at this time, according to state health officials.

City health officials say there is currently no evidence of community transmission in Boston and that the risk remains low at this time. 

As of Wednesday, March 4, officials said 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.

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