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Hillcrest Deaths Hit 40; Southern Berkshire Regional School District Announces COVID Case

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Impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt in Berkshire County. 

As of Friday, Hillcrest Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts has had 40 COVID-related deaths.

Current cases stand at around 30, with around 200 residents and staffers having recovered.

Meanwhile, the Southern Berkshire Regional School District announced that a member of its community had tested positive for the disease. Superintendent Beth Regulbuto is asking parents to monitor their children for symptoms while contact tracing is performed privately.

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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