Boston Tops 1,000 Coronavirus Cases

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said as of 2 P.M. Wednesday, there are now 1,057 cases of coronavirus in the city, an increase of 119 over yesterday.

"We have eight deaths, that's an increase of five over yesterday," Mayor Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio. "And we have 97 people that have recovered. We're still seeing these numbers grow, obviously that's concerning to us."

Mayor Walsh said he is concerned that those numbers will spike, as New York's numbers did over the past week.

"I think our numbers will go up unfortunately," Walsh said. "I think that we're gong to see, as more people get the coronavirus, it's going to become more seriously, particularly in our older population."

Walsh said the state saw some "sad situations" yesterday, when 13 veterans died of COVID-19 at Holyoke Soldiers' Home, followed by one death at Chelsea Soldiers Home announced on Wednesday morning.

"I know that a lot of different agencies, particularly nursing homes, have come up with rues of nobody visiting people there," Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio. "That's very hard to do if you're a family member, but it's the safest thing you can do for all the people in the facility."

Mayor Walsh said things are "still manageable" in Boston right now, but after four straight days of 100+ additional cases in the city, the capacity of the hospitals "is going to get tighter and tighter."

WBZ NewsRadio's Ben Parker reports:

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