BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Saturday, there were 13 cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts (one confirmed, 12 presumptive positive.) By Sunday afternoon, that number had more than doubled when 15 more cases were announced, bringing the total to 28 (one confirmed, 27 presumptive positive.)
The new 15 cases include seven women and eight men ranging in age from 30s to 60s. All of them had attended the Biogen conference in Boston in late February.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said all the newly identified coronavirus patients are currently isolating at home.
So where do those 15 people call home?
According to DPH, five people are from Suffolk County. Five more are from Middlesex County, and four cases are from Norfolk County.
There is only one new case of coronavirus where the woman's county of residence is unknown.
As of Wednesday, March 4, DPH said 719 people in Massachusetts have been subject to self-quarantine because of COVID-19. Of those, 470 have completed monitoring and are no longer in isolation, while 249 remain quarantined at home. The department says it will update those numbers every Wednesday.