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COVID-19 cases climb above 10K in Mass.; another 38 die statewide

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PITTSFIELD — The coronavirus killed another 38 Massachusetts residents on Friday, none from the Berkshires, according to the state Department of Public Health.

Cases here ticked up, however, to 240, up from 213 on Thursday.

A woman in her 70s was the seventh person to die in the county from the disease on Thursday. 

The state Department of Public Health announced another 38 deaths Friday, with the statewide total now 192. Thirty-two people died Thursday, then a total of 154 dead.

The deaths announced Friday are as follows:
• Male, 80s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Female, 70s, Norfolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 80s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 60s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 90s, Suffolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male, 80s, Hampden, pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male, 70s, Hampden, pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Female, 80s, Franklin, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Female, 100s, Barnstable, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 70s, Essex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 60s, Middlesex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 80s, Essex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 80s, Hampden, pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Male, 80s, Hampden, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 70s, Norfolk, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 80s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 80s, Hampshire, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 80s, Hampden, pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Female, 80s, Franklin, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 70s, Hampden, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 90s, Barnstable, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 80s, Worcester, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 70s, Essex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 50s, Middlesex, unknown pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Male, 70s, Franklin, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 90s, Plymouth, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 60s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male 60s Hampden, pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Female, 70s, Essex, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 50s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 90s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Female, 80s, Norfolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male, 70s, Essex, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Male, 80s, Barnstable, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 70s, Hampden, pre-existing conditions, not hospitalized
• Female, 90s, Suffolk, unknown pre-existing conditions, unknown hospitalization
• Female, 90s, Middlesex, pre-existing conditions, hospitalized
• Male, 70s, Bristol, unknown pre-existing conditions, hospitalized

The DPH announced 6,354 new virus tests conducted Friday, totaling 62,962. There were 56,608 tests total on Thursday.  There are now 10,402 confirmed cases in the commonwealth, up from 8,966 on Thursday. 

The cases, by county, are as follows:
• Barnstable: 314
• Berkshire: 240
• Bristol: 517
• Dukes: 7
• Essex: 1,238
• Franklin: 89
• Hampden: 661
• Hampshire: 114
• Middlesex: 2,202
• Nantucket: 9
• Norfolk: 1,045
• Plymouth: 745
• Suffolk: 2,183
• Worcester: 825
• Unknown: 213

Across the U.S., there have been 5,443 deaths and 239,279 total coronavirus cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  That's up from 4,513 and 213,144 on Thursday.

On March 9, when the DPH began broadcasting COVID-19 status reports, there was one confirmed case and 41 presumptive cases of the disease.

By March 31, there were 6,620 confirmed cases in the state.


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