Boston Politician Tito Jackson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former Boston City Councillor and Mayoral candidate Tito Jackson has tested positive for coronavirus.

Jackson made the announcement Saturday on social media, saying he was "home in quarantine continuing my recovery with the help of my amazing family."

Jackson said his symptoms began the night of the March 14th "with a sore throat and a cough." He said if anyone knows they have been in physical contact with him since that date, "please consider yourself exposed."

That includes a group of 6-7 people with whom Jackson said he attended a birthday gathering. He said he has contacted everyone to let them know his test results, adding it was "hard but so important to do."

Jackson described his symptoms as including "a bad headache," followed by "sweats throughout the night." He said it soon developed into "the worst body aches EVER in my life with all my muscles throbbing with pain." Jackson said he felt "shooting pain in my ankles and knees," and a "horrible back pain under my shoulder blades" that he says "was probably radiating pain from my lung inflammation."

As of Friday afternoon, Massachusetts had 3,240 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 35 deaths.

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