Eight Boston Priests Test Positive For Coronavirus

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Archdiocese of Boston is monitoring eight priests who tested positive for COVID-19.

In a press release on Wednesday, Cardinal Sean O'Malley said the group includes "6 senior priests and 2 parish priests, [who] are receiving excellent care at home and in the hospital." The statement said the two parish priests have recovered and finished their time in quarantine.

"There is a team both tracking and reporting every suspected case, whether through symptoms or exposure, and constant proactive monitoring of the retired priests," the statement said.

The announcement did not reveal the identities or locations of the priests who tested positive for coronavirus, but it said people who have recently been in the company of these men have been notified.

"We pray for these priests that they are returned to health as quickly as possible. And we pray for all of our people who are suffering from this disease," the statement said. "As is widely understood, COVID-19 does not discriminate in who or how it attacks."

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