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COVID-19 takes another 5 Berkshire residents, 96 statewide

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PITTSFIELD — COVID-19 claimed five more residents of the Berkshires, the state announced Tuesday, totaling 96 lives lost statewide.

The county's death total  stands at 18, according to the state Department of Public Health. It announced total dead of 356, up from 260 on Monday.  

The deaths were a man in his 50s, a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 100s, the state said. The announcement of the deaths by the state does not necessarily correlate to time or day of death.

Cases here increased to 278, up from 268 on Monday, according to the state Department of Public Health  in its daily virus update. 

There also are now 15,202 confirmed cases statewide, up from 13,837 reported on Monday.

The cases, by county, are as follows:
• Barnstable: 405
• Berkshire: 278
• Bristol: 768
• Dukes: 9
• Essex: 1,841
• Franklin: 118
• Hampden: 997
• Hampshire: 158
• Middlesex: 3,187
• Nantucket: 9
• Norfolk: 1,592
• Plymouth: 1,194
• Suffolk: 3,245
• Worcester: 1,172
• Unknown: 229

The DPH and its sources tested  a total of 81,344, up from 76,429 on Monday.

Across the U.S., there have been 374,329 cases and 12,064 deaths, up from 330,891 cases and 8,910 deaths on Monday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


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