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Woman from Berkshires one of two dead Tuesday from virus; Berkshire coronavirus cases rise to 37

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A Berkshire County woman is among the dead after succumbing to the novel coronavirus Tuesday, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Two women — one in her 60s from the Berkshires and one in her 80s from Middlesex County — have died from coronavirus-related illness, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the state to 11. The women had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

Novel coronavirus cases have risen to 37 in Berkshire County, up from 26 cases on Monday, the state reported Tuesday afternoon.

The DPH also reported that two more residents have died from the virus and its complications.

The state releases the new coronavirus statistics daily at 4 p.m., which includes county and state data.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts shot up above 1,000 for the first time on Tuesday in a dramatic increase over the previous day's tally.

New Department of Public Health figures show 1,159 cases of the respiratory illness in the state, up from 777 on Monday for a 49 percent increase in one day.

Additionally, 752 cases are under investigation, according to the DPH.

Here's a county-by-county breakdown of confirmed cases, as of 4 p.m. Tuesday;

  • Barnstable: 40
  • Berkshire: 37
  • Bristol: 31
  • Dukes and Nantucket: 2
  • Essex: 118
  • Franklin: 5
  • Hampden: 24
  • Hampshire: 8
  • Middlesex: 304
  • Norfolk: 129
  • Plymouth: 64
  • Suffolk: 234
  • Worcester: 73
  • Unknown: 90

Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health


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