Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Declares State Of Emergency Due To Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

According to WCVB, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has declared a state of emergency due to coronavirus during a press conference at the State House.

Massachusetts now has 92 confirmed and presumptive cases in the state as of Tuesday, which is up from 41 the day before. 

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In the video above, Baker detailed more about the state's efforts surrounding COVID-19. Click here to see the Department of Public Health's breakdown of confirmed and presumptive cases by county, gender, and more.

Many people have been wondering how the spread of the virus will impact the Boston Marathon. In an interview with WEEI's The Greg Hill Show, Mayor Marty walsh commented on the matter. "The marathon is something we’re having conversations about and looking at.. There’s been 3 or 4 cancelled around the world.. We’re not there yet, but we still have many conversations to have."

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Other marathons around the world have cancelled, postponed, or amended. In the 124 year history of the Boston Marathon there has never been a cancellation.

In the meantime, be sure to follow the CDC's guidelines on washing your hands and other best practices to stop the spread of the virus.