Another 2,744 coronavirus cases were confirmed today by state health officials according to masslive.com.  The active cases now sit at 33,659 statewide according to the report.  There have been 189,659 confirmed COVID-19 case in Mass since the start of the pandemic according to the report.

With the increase in cases, fatalities are also on the increase with another 47 COVID-19 related deaths reported today.  The total in the state is 10,177 since the start of the pandemic.  The positive tests have jumped to 3.31%.  The percentage in September was below 1% at a .8%.

In Berkshire County there were 269 reported cases between November 2rd and November 16th.  A total of 1,101 cases in the Berkshires with 52 fatalities.  Nationally the US has topped 11.5 million cases and the death toll is approaching 250,000.  Yesterday and another 1,583 members of someone’s family passed away from the virus.

There was no announcement today from Bay State Medical Center in Springfield where it was reported yesterday that 16-workers and 4-patients have tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is believed to be contained to one unit that is currently in lockdown at the hospital.  Because of HIPPA privacy policies the specific unit was not named but in lockdown only essential personal and no visitors are allowed on the unit.

For more information is available of the State of Massachusetts site.

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