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As of Thursday, there were 118 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County, for a seven-day rolling average of 71 new daily cases. That is a 44 percent increase from two weeks ago.

Berkshire Health Systems had 16 hospitalized patients with positive COVID-19 tests as of Wednesday. There was one new death reported in Berkshire County, for a pandemic total of 333.

Berkshire County has high transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends wearing masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, at substantial or high transmission levels.

Across the state, there were 5,170 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases. The state had 989 hospitalized patients, with 31 new deaths reported. To date, 19,047 people in Massachusetts have died of COVID-19.

Across Massachusetts, 70.8 percent of the population is vaccinated fully, according to state data. County-level vaccination rates are reported weekly, and 68 percent of Berkshire County residents are fully vaccinated as of this week’s report.

On Thursday, the state reported administering 45,462 new doses.

You can get vaccinated at many local pharmacies, in addition to the following three locations:

• Pittsfield – 505 East St., St Luke’s Square, adjacent to BHS Urgent Care – Open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• North Adams – 98 Church St., next to the North Adams Library – Open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Great Barrington – 475 Main St., next to the Great Barrington Police Department –Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to noon.

Appointments are required at all locations. Call 855-262-5465 or visit

Also, Community Health Programs posts the schedule for its mobile vaccination van at Vaccines are available with no appointment necessary. For information call 413-429-2946.

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