With the uptick of the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreading in some parts of the country, I have noticed folks in The Berkshires wearing masks in stores again.

Since the change in the CDC guidelines, there were always a few people still in masks; however, I've noticed a definite increase in the number of people I see in masks in stores now, (possibly since the Provincetown outbreak where 75% of the infected were fully vaccinated).

North Adams Commons nursing home had a bunch of "breakthrough" cases recently where the total number of cases (not necessarily breakthrough) has reached more than 45.

Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield is now caring for 10 patients infected with COVID-19.

As far as the City of Pittsfield goes, here are the latest number of active cases and vaccination percentages.

Pittsfield still remains in the green zone; however, we wanna know if you are preparing for a potential surge of the Delta variant...

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

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