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COVID-19 claims 1 from Berkshires; countywide cases go up to 213

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PITTSFIELD — The new coronavirus has claimed another life from the Berkshires, with 213 total cases in the county identified by the state on Thursday.

The county resident was a woman in her 70s; it was unknown if she had pre-existing conditions. She had been hospitalized. She was the seventh person to die in Berkshire County from the disease.

The state Department of Public Health announced another 31 deaths in addition to the Berkshire woman, bringing the statewide total to 154.

The other deaths Thursday are as follows:
• Male, 80s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Male, 70s, Suffolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Male, 80s, Franklin, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Female, 70s, Middlesex, pre-exsiting conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 60s, Middlesex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 90s, Suffolk, pre-exsiting conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 80s, Middlesex, pre-exsiting conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 50s, Worcester, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male, 80s, Suffolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 90s, Norfolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male, 80s, Hampden, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 80s, Norfolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 80s, Plymouth, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 90s, Suffolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 90s, Middlesex, pre-exsiting conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 60s, Middlesex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 90s,Norfolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male 80s Norfolk, pre-exsiting conditions, hospitalized
• Female 60s Norfolk, pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male 70s Hampshire, pre-exsiting conditions, hospitalized
• Female 80s Worcester, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 80s Hampden, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female 80s Suffolk, pre-exsiting conditions, hospitalized
• Female 80s Worcester, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 70s Middlesex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 60s, Middlesex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 70s, Worcester, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 70s, Essex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 70s, Norfolk, pre-exsiting conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 80s, Hampden, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 30s, Suffolk, pre-exsiting conditions, hospitalized

There were 33 deaths reported Wednesday, and no deaths occurred in the Berkshires on that day.

The DPH announced 4,870 new virus tests conducted Thursday, for a total of 56,608.  There are now 8,966 confirmed cases in the commonwealth.

The cases by county on Thursday were:
• Barnstable: 283
• Berkshire: 213
• Bristol: 424
• Dukes: 5
• Essex: 1,039
• Franklin: 85
• Hampden: 546
• Hampshire: 102
• Middlesex: 1,870
• Nantucket: 7
• Norfolk: 938
• Plymouth: 621
• Suffolk: 1,896
• Worcester: 667
• Unknown: 270 

On Wednesday, there were 183 cases in Berkshire County, and 7,738 confirmed cases statewide, 1,118 of which were new.  There were 4,803 cases tested statewide Wednesday, for a total of 51,738.

Across the U.S., there have been 4,513 deaths and 213,144 total coronavirus cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


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