As the number of cases continues to rise here and across the country, Massachusetts government Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are slated to provide an update on local preparation and planning on Friday.
Baker, Walsh, Marylou Sudders, secretary for health and human services, commissioner for public health Monica Bharel and other city and state health officials are expected to hold a press conference at 12:30. at Boston City Hall.
On Thursday, the Massachusetts Public Health Department confirmed a third possible coronavirus case in the state. A woman in Middlesex county in her sixties who recently traveled to northern Italy has a presumptive case of COVID-19.
Health officials say a Tennessee man who tested positive for coronavirus traveled through Boston airport.
Earlier Thursday, hospital officials said they confirmed that a patient who had entered Norwell’s South Shore Medical Center had an alleged positive coronavirus case. It was not immediately clear whether this was the same case. Norwell is located in the county of Plymouth.
Previously, public health officials recognized a confirmed case in a UMass Boston student who had traveled to Wuhan, China, and an alleged positive case involving a 20-year-old woman living in Norfolk County who had recently returned. from Italy with a school group.
Rhode Island and New Hampshire also had two suspected positive cases each.
Several local restaurants claim to be struggling with the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
Biogen announced on Thursday that three people who attended a corporate meeting in Boston last week have tested positive for the virus.
And Tennessee health officials announced that a 44-year-old man diagnosed with that state’s first coronavirus case had recently flown to Boston Logan International Airport on a round-trip flight from Nashville International Airport. They said it was asymptomatic during the trip.