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Berkshire Healthcare: 13 Deaths, 48 COVID-19 Cases At Williamstown Commons

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COVID-19 deaths and cases continue to rise at a Williamstown, Massachusetts nursing home.

Berkshire Healthcare Vice President of Communications Lisa Gaudet says Williamstown Commons tested all 130 or so of its residents April 6th and got the results back Thursday night.

“Currently we know that we have 48 residents at Williamstown Commons who have tested positive," she told WAMC. "We also have 49 residents who have tested negative. We are awaiting results on two more residents – those results did not come through yet, they are pending. We’ve had a total of 13 deaths since this unfortunate situation started back in March.”

The facility reported its first case on March 24th. Gaudet says Fairview Commons, another facility Berkshire Healthcare manages in Great Barrington, has reported no new cases beyond the five announced Monday.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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