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Coronavirus cases in Berkshires rise to 151 Sunday; woman dies

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PITTSFIELD — A Berkshire County woman in her 80s is the latest to die of COVID-19 in the region, bringing to five the number of fatalities due to the coronavirus.

The state Department of Public Health reported Sunday that the woman had not been hospitalized but had pre-existing medical conditions that may have contributed to her death.

Statewide, the number of deaths rose by four Sunday to a total of 48.
As of Sunday, the number of cases rose to 151 in Berkshire County, up from 119 on Saturday. For all of Massachusetts, the last 24 hours brought 698 new cases, for a total of 4,955.

To date, more than 39,000 people have been tested, the DPH said, up from 35,049.

The other three new deaths as of Sunday involved:

• A man in his 80s in Essex County with unknown pre-existing conditions who had been hospitalized.

• A woman in her 90s in Middlesex County with pre-existing conditions who had been hospitalized.

• A woman in her 70s in Norfolk County with unknown pre-existing conditions who had been hospitalized.

Sunday’s report from the DPH brought these new totals for COVID-19 in Massachusetts counties:

• Barnstable, 148

• Berkshire, 151

• Bristol, 208

• Dukes and Nantucket, 8

• Essex, 570

• Franklin, 41

• Hampden, 201

• Hampshire, 37

• Middlesex, 981

• Norfolk, 548

• Plymouth, 325

• Suffolk, 940

• Worcester, 337

• Unknown, 460


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