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As of Tuesday, there were 10 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Berkshire County, for a seven-day rolling average of 19 new daily cases. That is a 278 percent increase from two weeks ago — but note that the low numbers in July make percentage changes look especially high.

Berkshire Health Systems had seven hospitalized patients with positive COVID-19 tests as of Monday.

There were three new deaths reported in Berkshire County as of Tuesday.

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 1,109 confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, for a seven-day rolling average of 771.3 new daily cases, according to the state. The state had 334 hospitalized patients Tuesday, with 13 new deaths reported.

To date, 17,743 people in Massachusetts have died of COVID-19.

Across Massachusetts, 63.8 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, according to state data.

County-level vaccination rates are reported weekly, and 61 percent of Berkshire County residents were vaccinated fully as of last week.

On Tuesday, the state reported administering 8,089 new doses.

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

• Pittsfield COVID-19 Testing Center at 505 East St. is open for walk-ins daily, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• The North Adams COVID-19 Testing Center at 98 Church St. is open for walk-ins Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Fairview Hospital at 29 Lewis Ave. in Great Barrington is open for walk-ins Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Larry Parnass joined The Eagle in 2016 from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, where he was editor in chief. His freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, CommonWealth Magazine and with the Reuters news service.