Tally of coronavirus cases at Biogen spikes by 15 on Sunday — and Cowen says one infected exec attended big conference
State health officials reported an extra 18 cases of presumed coronavirus infections among Biogen staffers over the weekend, with 15 new cases reported on Sunday evening tied directly to their Boston Marriott Long Wharf meeting. The update pushes the tally of new cases tied to Biogen’s meeting to 26. There were 175 attendees at their strategy meeting. And on Sunday Cowen followed up to alert attendees of their recent healthcare conference in Boston that 1 of the Biogen execs who attended the event has tested positive for the virus.
Earlier Sunday Cowen sent out an alert to note that 2 Biogen $BIIB execs who attended their healthcare conference at the Boston Marriott Copley Place had been tested for the virus after falling ill. Cowen noted:
We have been working closely with the public health authorities to assist in their effort to assure that appropriate parties are tested for COVID 19 and proper follow-up precautions are initiated. The public health authorities are also in touch with the Cowen team. People should consult their health care providers if they feel unwell and their local board of health if they have questions about screening or precautionary measures.
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