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Confirmed cases of coronavirus in county increases to 20

There are now 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Berkshire County, according to an afternoon report released by the state Department of Health.
As statewide totals have increased to more than 4oo confirmed cases, the Department of Health (DPH) also announced that a Suffolk County man in his 80s has succumbed from a coronavirus-related illness. The man had been hospitalized and had pre-existing health conditions that put him at a higher risk for the virus, according to DPH.
Suffolk County has 86 confirmed cases — the second-most county cases reported in the commonwealth. Middlesex County continues to have the most confirmed cases of any other county in the commonwealth with 144.
To date, 3,132 residents of Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 by the State Public Health Laboratory and commercial labs.
“I extend my heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends who lost their loved one,” said Gov. Charlie Baker in a statement. “We are living in uncertain and challenging times, and our administration is bringing every available resource to bear in the fight against this disease, and remind everyone in our Commonwealth to continue to work together, follow social distance protocols and look after each other to keep our communities safe.”
In the U.S., there have been more than 10,400 cases of COVID-19 and more than 150 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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