BOSTON (CBS) – The number of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts surpassed 200 on Tuesday. With 21 new positive tests, there are now a total of 218 in the state.

Of the total cases, 102 are connected to the Biogen employee conference at Marriott Long Wharf in Boston at the end of February. There are 24 travel related cases and 33 are the result of local transmission.

Coronavirus update on March 17 (Image credit Mass. DPH)

The Department of Public Health said 1367 people have been tested in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts remains under a State of Emergency amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker said on Tuesday that despite unfounded rumors, there are currently no plans to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order.

Comments (3)
  1. Bob says:

    The Mass AG should sue Biogen out of existence. They should have known better.

  2. Critter says:

    HOMELESS HAVE NOWHERE TO GO??? / Emergency response of closing businesses – I understand this is not everyone’s favorite population, but I felt awful today looking down the car of the red line. There seems to be no where to go besides riding the train due to all of the business closures, library closures, etc. What about at night? Are the shelters still filling up leaving people no where to go? Can the city open up a stadium or something?

  3. Pervilither says:

    I quit working at shoprite and now I make $30h – $72h…how? I’m working online! My work didn’t exactly make me happy so I decided to take a chance on something new… after 4 years it was so hard to quit my day job but now I couldn’t be happier. …online by adhere to directions on this site…….

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