Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston (Shutterstock)

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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