North Adams Sees The Largest Turnout For Vaccines So Far
It was the longest line they had seen outside of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center in North Adams on the clinic’s largest vaccination day yet of the months-long campaign.
Everything went very well for having so many people show up , Recipients were ushered in within a timely matter through the line on the sidewalk, where they filed into place based on the time of their appointment, and into the parish center, where few chairs in the waiting area remained empty.
The clinic, organized by the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative, gave 1,500 vaccines on Thursday, Most of those shots were first doses, including both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Berkshire County saw 35 new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, for a new total of 5,770 cases, while the total of COVID-19 deaths remained at 281, the state Department of Public Health said.
With Kids going back to school full-time, after two testing events, Interim Superintendent Joe Curtis said two additional Taconic High School students tested positive for COVID-19. The positive cases bring the total number of Taconic students infected with the virus to 14, according to the district’s confirmed case count tracker.
A week ago, the death total was 276 and the case total was 5,559. A month ago, the death total was 262 and the case total was 4,907.
The DPH said eight new deaths were reported in Massachusetts, pushing the statewide total to 17,022. Confirmed cases rose 1,938 to 613,763.
Here are the numbers:
The graph was updated 4/7/2021
35,149 statewide, compared to 32,686 a week ago; 573 active cases in Pittsfield, compared to 470 a week ago; 291 Pittsfield households are in quarantine. It was 237 a week ago.
According to figures released Thursday by the state, 7,635 additional vaccine doses were provided to Berkshire County over the past week.
The 85,660 doses shipped to the county as of Tuesday represent 68 percent of the population. Forty percent of people in the county have received at least one dose, and 26 percent are fully vaccinated.
Here in Western MaThe case totals, and death counts in neighboring counties: Franklin, up 11 to 2,291 (110); Hampshire, up 28 to 8,551 (284); Hampden, up 204 to 47,229 (up 4 to 1,465).
Berkshire Medical Center reported caring for seven COVID-19 patients, the same number of people it cared for a week ago.No cases were reported at Fairview Hospital.