April 18, 2013

Number of critically injured in Boston down to 6

The Associated Press

BOSTON — The number of critically injured victims from Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon continues to shrink.

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A memento of flowers in a running shoe rests at a makeshift memorial in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood on Thursday, April 18, 2013, a few blocks from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where people continue to bring special objects to mourn and honor those who were killed and injured after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the race. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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Boston Hospitals reported six people in critical condition on Thursday, down from 14 on Wednesday.

At least two of those are children, both at Boston Children's Hospital. Brigham and Women's Hospital had three people in critical condition and Boston Medical Center had one.

Doctors there say a 5-year-old boy with pulmonary and soft tissue injuries, had improved enough to be taken off the critical list.

Massachusetts General Hospital, which had four critically injured patients on Wednesday, reported their conditions all had been upgraded.

More than 180 people were treated at hospitals after the bombings. More than 120 had been released by Thursday.

Doctors say all the remaining patients are expected to survive.


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