Medford Coronavirus Update: Number Of Cases Rises To 28

Alex Newman

This article originally appeared on the Medford Patch

MEDFORD, MA — There are 28 positive cases of the coronavirus in Medford as of Thursday, according to the latest numbers from local health officials. The city had 10 confirmed cases at the start of the week.

The number of cases continues to rise across the state, and additional measures to stem its spread continue to be implemented. The governor has declared a Stay at Home advisory. All non-essential businesses have been closed.

Notably, Middlesex County, of which Medford is a part, has the highest number of positives cases in the Commonwealth (538 as of Thursday) and neighboring Suffolk County, which includes Boston, has the second-highest at 448. There are 2,417 positive cases in the Commonwealth, and some 25 people have died because of complications to the disease.

As more testing becomes available, health officials expect case counts across the state and at home to rise.