The coronavirus claimed several more lives at Williamstown Commons bringing the death toll to 10 and spurring leaders to action.

Staff at the nursing home tested all residents at the facility Monday after a delivery of test kits on Sunday. State Rep. John Barrett III, who began raising alarms last week about the need for more widespread testing at the home, said Gov. Charlie Baker authorized that special delivery.

The long-term care facility has 34 residents who have tested positive, according to Lisa Gaudet, vice president of communications for Berkshire Healthcare Systems, which owns Williamstown Commons. She said test results are pending for 75 residents following Monday's testing initiative.

An additional resident who had tested positive has since been sent to the hospital for treatment.

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