Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer is warning residents of a recent uptick of COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County's largest city.
According to the state Department of Public Health that there are 1,097 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the commonwealth as of yesterday. Since the outbreak began in Massachusetts, there have been 147,120 confirmed cases of the virus in the state.
Out of concern for the increase of COVID-19 cases locally, Mayor Tyer made a statement via her Facebook page:
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.
As of this afternoon, the Mass DPH says there's been a total of 5,668,015 tests administered in the state so far, with 147,120 total cases confirmed. There have been 9,640 confirmed deaths in Massachusetts and over 225,000 deaths in the United States.
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