Massachusetts officials said late Sunday that there are 15 new coronavirus cases in the state, including a parent of a primary school student in the state that will be closed on Monday.
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The Boston Herald reported that the cases can be traced to a Biogen conference last month in a state hotel. The report states that 23 of the state’s 28 cases may be related to the conference. Since then, according to MarketWatch, the company has told its employees to work from home.
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State officials insist that the risk of COVID-19 for the public remains low.
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“There is currently no evidence of community transmission to Boston,” said the city’s public health committee, according to the newspaper. “The risk remains low, but this situation is evolving rapidly and is changing day by day.”
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that there are 164 cases in the United States. The CDC said 19 states report cases and 11 people have died.
The Associated Press contributed to this report