As confirmed cases of COVID-19 appear to be on the rise almost everywhere(1,097 additional cases as of yesterday according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health), Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer posted a warning on her Facebook page for residents regarding a recent uptick of cases:
In the last two days, Pittsfield has had 10 new positive COVID-19 cases. This is very concerning. By way of comparison, over the last two months, Pittsfield has had less than five new cases over a two-week time span.
The age range for the ten new cases is between 16-78. Contract tracing is underway.
We are also awaiting a measurement from the city's BioBot technology that tests sewage to determine if COVID-19 is present. We will keep you updated as we learn more.
Within your families, friends, and professional networks, please encourage everyone to DOUBLE-DOWN on their COVID-19 safety practices.
According to the latest updated COVID-19 dashboard from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
, there's been a total of 5,668,015 tests administered in the state so far, with 147,120 total cases confirmed.
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