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Berkshires reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths

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PITTSFIELD — There were seven new cases of the coronavirus, but no new deaths, reported in the Berkshires on Saturday, while the death toll across the commonwealth grew by 87, the state said on Saturday.

The county's death toll remains at 22, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Statewide, the death toll has risen to 686, up from 599 on Friday.

The state reports deaths every 24 hours in the late afternoon; the deaths reported today reflect those occurring over more than the previous 24 hours.

Cases in Berkshire rose to 336, up from 329 on Friday, according to the state.

There also are now 1,886 new confirmed cases statewide, for a total of 22,860 statewide, up from 20,974 on Friday.

The cases, by county, are as follows:

- Barnstable: 480

- Berkshire: 336

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- Bristol: 1,191

- Dukes: 12

- Essex: 2,896

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- Franklin: 138

- Hampden: 1,545

- Hampshire: 204

- Middlesex: 4,872

- Nantucket: 9

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- Norfolk: 2,395

- Plymouth: 1,809

- Suffolk: 4,926

- Worcester: 1,822

- Unknown: 225

There were 6,404 new tests conducted for a total of 108,776 people tested. That's up from 102,372 on Friday.

Across the U.S., there have been 18,559 deaths and 492,416 cases, up from 16,570 deaths and 459,165 cases Friday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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