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Mass. DPH virus update: Another Berkshire death after none for 17 days; county cases rise by one

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Berkshire County had another coronavirus death announced by the state on Friday, after 17 days of no new fatalities.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which issues the COVID-19 statistics daily, also reported 510 cases in the Berkshires on Friday, up one case from the day before.

Statewide, 80 new deaths were reported by the state, for a total now of 6,228. The coronavirus case count rose by 805 to 90,889. 

As of Friday, 2,323 people with the disease in Massachusetts were being cared for in a hospital, 628 of them in an intensive care unit.

There have been 94,150 deaths in the U.S. and 1,571,617 cases of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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