Boston Marriott Long Wharf (Shutterstock)

Bio­gen out­break now tied to 70 cas­es of coro­n­avirus as state to­tal more than dou­bles in 1 day

The num­ber of pre­sump­tive coro­n­avirus in­fec­tions in Mass­a­chu­setts more than dou­bled on Tues­day, with the Bio­gen out­break once again dri­ving dozens of new cas­es that are now be­ing sent to the CDC for con­fir­ma­tion.

State test­ing has found 92 coro­n­avirus cas­es with 70 tied di­rect­ly to the Bio­gen strat­e­gy meet­ing at the Boston Mar­riott Long Wharf or close con­tacts of the at­ten­dees. Yes­ter­day, the to­tal was 41, with 32 tied to the Long Wharf meet­ing in late Feb­ru­ary. In ad­di­tion, a string of cas­es in oth­er states and Eu­rope con­firmed that oth­ers at the meet­ing went home with cor­navirus.

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