“I’ve seen a bunch of headlines. Some people are out there saying: ‘They’re overplaying this. It’s not that contagious. It’s a little bit like the flu.’ It’s not.

“What we’ve seen in the patients who ultimately are positive is that things can turn very rapidly. We had a patient that we were thinking about releasing — he seemingly was recovering — and then, two days later, he was put in the ICU. The flu isn’t like that. People need to know this.”

Maron praises the move to shut down public gatherings. He feels it will slow the spread, but he worries about an unintended consequence of overconfidence…

Holy Name’s 11 positives are all males — and all between the ages of 28 and 48.