Covid-19 Cases Down in the Berkshires
According to a report in The Berkshire Eagle, no new deaths or cases have been reported since last Friday. Those that have passed remains at 42 with 579 positive cases to date in Berkshire County.
There are two pop-up testing sites in the Berkshires that will open for free testing tomorrow and Thursday. Click here for an article posted earlier on WUPE’s Website for all the information.
Health officials in Mass yesterday confirmed that there have been 23 additional lives lost due to the coronavirus bringing the state’s total to 7,647.
According to an article in posted on MassLive.com, officials also announced an additional 87 cases of Covid-19 with an additional 29 probable cases. That adds to the estimated total of 105,690 confirmed and probable cases in the state according to officials.
The latest results released yesterday and posted on MassLive.com are based on 4,492 additional molecular tests and 304 antibody tests.
The average positive test rate has declined by 3% according to Governor Charlie Baker, which he said represents a 90% infection rate drop since April 15th. Hospitalizations in the state are estimated to be around 1,000 according to the post.
Roughly 700,000 coronavirus tests have been administered in Mass since the outbreak of the virus. Officials hope to increase the lab capacity for testing to 45,000 a day by the end of July.
Here is the breakdown of Massachusetts Counties posted on MassLive.com.
Barnstable County: 1,489
Berkshire County: 579
Bristol County: 7,925
Dukes County: 42
Essex County: 15,627
Franklin County: 353
Hampden County: 6,489
Hampshire County: 926