LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 30, 2020
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Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health
Every week on the MA Department of Public Health releases numbers for how COVID-19 has impacted the state, and we try to highlight some of these numbers so the community is informed. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.
There are currently 77 communities in the yellow category (with 4-8 cases per 100K), & 121 communities in the red (with more than 8 cases per 100K). Last week there were 95 in the yellow and 76 in the red. With this week’s numbers the state of Massachusetts now has approximately 1/3 of communities in the red category. The average age of those infected has been 38, and the average of those hospitalized is 67.
The City of Lynn has seen 3 weeks in a row of growing numbers after a few weeks of decreasing numbers. However, Lynn has seen concerning increases in just one week. The average daily incidence rate per 100,000 over the last 2 weeks was 25.7 this week, but last week it was 17.3. The positivity rate last week was 4.26% but has risen to 5.70% this week. Concerns are being raised about high-risk activities surrounding Halloween leading to an increase in cases. Please see the statement further down from Mayor McGee in regards to this.
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