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Mass. DPH virus update: No new deaths in Berkshires; total cases decline

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There were no new COVID-19 deaths in the Berkshires, nor were there any new cases of the disease, the state announced Wednesday.

In fact, the total number of cases in the Berkshires declined by two. It's not clear why the number went down.

Massachusetts  accounted for 68  new deaths Tuesday, now totaling 7,152 statewide. 

The number of people killed by COVID-19 in Berkshire County is remains at 40; to date, 566 have contracted the virus in the Berkshires. That is two fewer cases than the 568 listed by the DPH on Tuesday.

The state Department of Public Health reported that there were 429 new confirmed cases, for a statewide total of 101,592.

In the U.S., 106,202 Americans have been killed by COVID-19, and 1,827,425 have tested positive for the virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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