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With this daily feature, The Eagle runs down breaking local developments in the coronavirus crisis.

THE NUMBERS: It was 986 on Thursday: the number of new COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts. On Friday, the figure again flirted with 1,000, with a daily addition of 968 cases.

The state Department of Public Health said 19 new deaths were reported in Massachusetts, pushing the statewide total to 9,608. Deaths including those listed as probably caused by COVID-19 are 9,830. Confirmed cases rose 968, to 144,895.

Berkshire County’s death toll held at 51, with the confirmed COVID-19 case count at up three, to 747, the DPH said.

The case totals (and death counts) in neighboring counties: Franklin, 456 (72); Hampshire, up five, to 1,435 (153); Hampden, up 74, to 9,379 (up three, to 807).

According to data provided by Johns Hopkins University, 122,856 people in Massachusetts with COVID-19 have recovered.

COMMUNITY DATA: Here are this week’s figures from the DPH on confirmed coronavirus cases by city and town. In alphabetical order, this lists results for communities with five or more cases. After community name, the figures list total number of cases, number of new cases in the past 14 days, total number of tests, number of tests in the past 14 days and number of positive tests in the past 14 days:

Adams: Total cases: 46; cases past 14 days: 0; tests past 14 days: 500; number positives: 0

Becket: Total cases: 17; cases past 14 days: fewer than five; tests past 14 days: 74; number positives: 1

Clarksburg: Total cases: 9; cases past 14 days: 0; tests past 14 days: 78; number positives: 0

Dalton: Total cases: 25 (up 2); cases past 14 days: fewer than five; tests past 14 days: 324; number positives: 3

Egremont: Total cases: 7; cases past 14 days: 0; tests past 14 days: 57; number positives: 0

Great Barrington: Total cases: 84; cases past 14 days: 0; tests past 14 days: 1,133; number positives: 0

Hinsdale: Total cases: 5; cases past 14 days: 0; tests past 14 days: 102; number positives: 0

Lanesborough: Total cases: 9 (up 1); cases past 14 days: fewer than five; tests past 14 days: 157; number positives: 1

Lee: Total cases: 24; cases past 14 days: fewer than five; tests past 14 days: 257; number positives: 1

Lenox: Total cases: 21; cases past 14 days: fewer than five; tests past 14 days: 273; number positives: 1

New Marlborough: Total cases: 9; cases past 14 days: 0; tests past 14 days: 45; number positives: 0

North Adams: Total cases: 65 (up 1); cases past 14 days: fewer than five; tests past 14 days: 1,412; number positives: 2

Pittsfield: Total cases: 239 (up 3); cases past 14 days: 5; tests past 14 days: 2,147; number positives: 6

Richmond: Total cases: 7; cases past 14 days: 0; tests past 14 days: 72; number positives: 0

Sandisfield: Total cases: 8; cases past 14 days: 0; tests past 14 days: 65; number positives: 0

Sheffield: Total cases: 21; cases past 14 days: fewer than five; tests past 14 days: 1,479; number positives: 1

Stockbridge: Total cases: 15; cases past 14 days: 0; tests past 14 days: 106; number positives: 0

West Stockbridge: Total cases: 8; cases past 14 days: 0; tests past 14 days: 78; number positives: 0

Williamstown: Total cases: 98 (up 1); cases past 14 days: fewer than five; tests past 14 days: 6,809; number positives: 2

CASES IN SCHOOLS: State education officials said 202 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in public schools this week, including 129 among students engaged in in-person and hybrid learning, the State House News Service reported. The other 73 cases, for the period Oct. 15-21, were among district staff who visit school buildings. The total case number in the education department’s Thursday report was up from last week’s 92 student and 68 staff cases.

LONG-TERM CARE PICTURE: As of Friday, 25,452 cases have been confirmed among residents and staff of long-term care facilities, up 24 in a day. In all, 390 facilities have had at least one confirmed case and have seen 6,323 deaths linked to COVID-19, an increase of 19.

BMC TEST RESULTS: As of Friday, Berkshire Medical Center reported having tested 30,484 people, with 684 positive results. There were 265 pending test results.

WORLD OF COVID: Global cases top 42,039,763, with 1,141,223 deaths, according to data provided by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. has seen 8,477,061 cases and 223,813 deaths.

LEADING INDICATORS: The state Department of Public Health provides the following statistics as indicators in the fight against coronavirus infection. Each provides a number and then a change in either the count or “lowest observed value.” Friday’s figures:

• Seven-day weighted average of positive test rate: 1.4, up 82 percent (one-day rate of 5.1 percent);

• Three-day average of number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals: 537, up 78 percent;

• Number of hospitals using surge capacity to care: 2;

• Three-day average of COVID-19 deaths: 17, 79 percent;

AT THE COLLEGES: The Williams College daily dashboard said the campus had administered 27,104 tests for COVID-19 since Aug. 17 and those produced five positive results. Also, 3,894 tests in the past seven days produced no positive results. The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts said Thursday it has tested 2,934 people, with three positive results, none in the past seven days. Bard College at Simon’s Rock said Thursday that 5,582 tests to date have produced two positive results.

AT THE HOSPITALS: As of Friday, Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington had no COVID-19 cases.

The patient count for other Western Massachusetts hospitals: Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, no cases; Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, no cases; Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, 26 cases; Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, nine cases; Holyoke Hospital, three cases; Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield, three cases. The numbers include confirmed and suspected cases.

Statewide, 570 people are hospitalized, with the latest daily admission of 197 people. Of those hospitalized, 125 are in ICU and 43 are on ventilators.

To date, 5,441,066 tests for the virus have been conducted in Massachusetts, according to Johns Hopkins.

To contribute news to The Checkup, please email lparnass@berkshireeagle.com or call 413-588-8341.

Investigations editor

Larry Parnass, investigations editor, 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 and CommonWealth Magazine.