Decline Seen in COVID Cases

The numbers of COVID-19 cases took a bit of a jump upward last week, but in recent days have shown a decline to where numbers have been over the last three weeks that Everett has been classified a “yellow” community.

There were 122 cases logged over the past week, which was buoyed by case counts over 20 last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. By Tuesday, the counts were down to 2 cases for the day.

It marked the first week in March that cases increased rather than decreased, though the overall numbers of cases was still quite lower than the surge following the holiday period.

Two weeks ago, Everett had 98 cases, which was down from 99 the week before that – two all-time lows for quite some time.

The most recent numbers are as follows:

•Tuesday, March 16 – 2

•Monday, March 15 – 7

•Sunday, March 14 – 13

•Saturday, March 13 – 19

•Friday, March 12 – 23

•Thursday, March 11 – 28

•Wednesday, March 10 – 25

•Tuesday, March 9 – 5

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. It was announced this week that the Rec Center test site will remain open until June 30.

Additionally, there is also a 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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