Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Monday that a second Boston resident has died from the coronavirus.
"With each tragic death, it is a reminder of the dangerous situation we are living in," he said at a press conference outside City Hall.
There are now 133 coronavirus cases in the city, the mayor said. Fifteen of them have already recovered.
The mayor also continued to urge residents to follow social distancing guidelines.
"We have to stop the spread of this virus," he said.
Walsh also announced Monday that the city will be hiring a consulting agency led by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal to review the city's coronavirus plans.
The news of a second Boston death comes just one day after Walsh confirmed that a Boston resident in his 90s had died of COVID-19.
Across Massachusetts, 646 cases have been reported, including five deaths.
For most people, health officials say the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, however, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.
On Monday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker ordered all non-essential businesses to close to the public for two weeks starting Tuesday and issued a stay-at-home advisory for the same period of time.