BOSTON (WHDH) -
There are now 119 suspected and 45 confirmed coronavirus cases in Massachusetts, health officials announced Saturday.
The cases involved 90 men and 74 women. Thirteen of the patients were hospitalized, 115 were not hospitalized and 36 were being investigated.
One from Barnstable County, nine from Berkshire County, one from Bristol County, six from Essex County, one from Hampden County, 75 from Middlesex County, 31 from Norfolk County, one from Plymouth County, 31 from Suffolk County, six from Worcester County and two are unknown, according to the DPH.
Of 164 cases, 108 have been linked to the Biogen conference.
Hospitals can take swabs from individuals who might be infected but the samples must then be sent to a laboratory for additional examinations.
For most people, the virus only causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some people, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.
Most people recover from new viruses. According to the World Health Organization, people with minor illnesses recover in about two weeks, while those who are seriously ill may need three to six weeks to recover.
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