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Another county resident dies from infection; coronavirus cases climb to 171 in Berkshires

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PITTSFIELD — Another Berkshire resident has died from the coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the countywide death toll to six.

Cases of COVID-19 have risen, as well, from 162 cases Monday to 171 Tuesday.

There were also 33 more deaths in Massachusetts, for a total of 89 since the pandemic began. No one died in the Berkshires on Monday. A county woman in her 80s died Saturday, the fifth person from the Berkshires to die from the disease.

As of Tuesday, the number of cases statewide rose by 868 to 6,620. 

Almost 47,000 patients have been tested have been tested in the commonwealth.

The other deaths, the most in a day in the state since the pandemic began, are as follows:

The other deaths on Tuesday by county were:
• Male 60s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female 50s, Essex, pre-existing conditions, unknown
• Male 70s, Hampden, pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Female 90s, Middlesex, no pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Male 60s, Middlesex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 90s, Essex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 80s, Essex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female 90s, Suffolk, pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Male 90s, Hampden, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 70s, Franklin, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female 80s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female 80s, Hampden, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 90s, Norfolk, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 70s, Worcester, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 80s, Essex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female 90s, Plymouth, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male 70s, Hampshire, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 80s, Worcester, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female 60s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 70s, Hampden, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female 80s, Hampden pre-existing conditions, unknown
• Male 70s, Norfolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 80s, Middlesex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 80s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female 90s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female 90s, Essex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 90s, Middlesex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 80s, Essex pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Female 100s, Franklin, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male 80s, Hampden, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male 80s, Hampden, pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Male 90s, Plymouth pre-existing conditions, unknown

The confirmed cases statewide Tuesday are:
• Barnstable: 191
• Berkshire: 171
• Bristol: 306
• Dukes and Nantucket: 8
• Essex: 784
• Franklin: 61
• Hampden: 354
• Hampshire: 69
• Middlesex: 1340
• Norfolk: 738
• Plymouth: 459
• Suffolk: 1373
• Worcester: 433
• Unknown: 333

The total cases in the U.S. are  163,539, with 2,860 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This story has been updated.


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