Mayor Walsh: 8 dead from COVID-19 in City of Boston

Mayor Martin Walsh told WBZ today that five additional people who live in Boston have died from COVID-19-related illness since yesterday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the city to 8.

The city's website says that 1,057 people in Boston have been confirmed positive for the coronavirus as of today.

There have now been more than 6,000 cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, and more than 5,000 people are officially under quarantine while they're monitored for symptoms.


State House News Service contributed to this report.