Update: Another South Berkshire resident ID'd as COVID-19 patient

A Great Barrington man is being treated for COVID-19 in the intensive care unit at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, according the the town's public health agent.

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GREAT BARRINGTON — As of Thursday, another South County resident has been identified as a COVID-19 patient.

A Great Barrington resident is in the intensive care unit at Berkshire Medical Center after testing positive on Wednesday.

Town Public Health Agent Rebecca Jurczyk said the man had been admitted for "general weakness," and it was not known how he contracted the virus.

It is unclear whether either of these two new cases are some of the seven presumed positive in the Berkshires as reported by the state Department of Public Health.

The town's public health nurse, Leslie Drager, was expected to provide the town more information about the case later Thursday after she interviews the man, Jurczyk added.

BMC spokesman Michael Leary declined to comment on "any individual patient."

Great Barrington currently has at least five people under self-quarantine. Four of those are medical workers who were exposed to an Otis man taken by ambulance to Fairview Hospital on March 3 who is infected with the virus. Another person was also exposed, but separately.

And as of last week, two students at Monument Valley Regional Middle School remain under self-quarantine at home in Dalton. The students had been cleared by a doctor to return to school after a trip abroad, but they went into self-quarantine after the country they had traveled to was upgraded to a higher risk level.

Also Thursday, Berkshire Hills Regional School District Superintendent Peter Dillon sent an email to families announcing all field trips, out of state travel, and certain community events at all three district schools will be postponed.


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