The numbers of COVID-19 cases jumped pretty significantly over the past week, considering that they had been in an encouraging lull over the past month.
The case numbers jumped to 152, after climbing to a total of 122 last week, though both numbers were still far lower than numbers during the post-holiday surge. Three weeks ago, numbers were down to as low as 98 for the week.
The most recent numbers are as follows:
•Tuesday, March 23 – 9
•Monday, March 22 – 21
•Sunday, March 21 – 29
•Saturday, March 20 – 18
•Friday, March 19 – 27
•Thursday, March 18 – 17
•Wednesday, March 17 – 29
•Tuesday, March 16 – 2
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.