Two-and-a-half months after the first confirmed coronavirus case in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said yesterday that the anticipated surge of COVID-19 patients needing hospitalization has arrived.

The state has reached a grim milestone, with more than 1,000 deaths from the virus. The state Department of Public Health reported yesterday that 1,108 people have died, including 151 who died in the past 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases state-wide has climbed to 29,918.

The State Department of Public Health announced yesterday that it would be releasing the number of positive cases of COVID-19 by city and town across the state.

And the numbers for Berkshire County have been released. Pittsfield, with the largest population in the county as of Tuesday, had 111 confirmed cases. Williamstown has the second-highest total at 74. The towns of Great Barrington and North Adams sit at 30 and 29 confirmed cases respectfully. Adams had 25 as of Tuesday.

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