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Number of Critically Injured in Boston Down to 7

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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

Boston Hospitals reported seven 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 four 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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