While cases of COVID-19 are trending down across the country, the Delta variant seems to still be spreading here in Berkshire County.

Over the weekend, 115 cases of coronavirus were reported, according to mass.gov.

The seven-day average in The Berkshires was around 25 cases a day just three weeks ago, that seven-day average is now 42. There were 62 cases reported in just one day last week.





Cases are important in terms of controlling the spread, but it was always about preventing hospitalizations and death.

Hospitalizations have remained low since the vaccines rolled out in January; however, BMC reported caring for 12 patients on Wednesday. That number is up from 7 on Monday.






The City of Pittsfield's information is displayed below. Active cases are 116. No new COVID deaths to report.



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