Cases of COVID-19 Show Dramatic Drop in February

The numbers of COVID-19 cases in Everett backed off in a major way last week after the major post-holiday surge seemed to be firmly in the rearview mirror, going down from the 600 range a week in January to less than 200 this past week.

This week, there were 136 cases throughout the week, which was down from more than 200 last week. It showed a continued steady decline and brought case numbers back into last summer’s lower case numbers. It comes as most all hospital employees at CHA Everett, most first responders in Everett and an initial round of 75-plus year olds have been vaccinated.

The most recent numbers are as follows:

•Tuesday, Feb. 9 – 9

•Monday, Feb. 8 – 8

•Sunday, Feb. 7 – 31

•Saturday, Feb. 6 – 27

•Friday, Feb. 5 – 20

•Thursday, Feb. 4 – 11

•Wednesday, Feb. 3 – 7

•Tuesday, Feb. 2 – 23

On Monday, Jan. 4, Everett moved its testing full-time indoors at the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center on Elm Street. Testing is done Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Friday and Saturdays, testing is done noon to 6 p.m.

Additionally, there is a new testing resource for Everett residents only via the Mass General COVID-19 testing van. The van is located every Thursday at the Norwood Street Parking Lot in Everett Square. The hours are from 8 a.m. to noon and proof of Everett residency is required. Updates on the van are posted on the Kraft Community Health website.

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