Weekly COVID-19 numbers, Lynn food resources, early voting info, & more | September 24, 2020

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

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Weekly COVID-19 numbers from MA Dept. of Public Health

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Every week on the MA Department of Public Health releases numbers for how COVID-19 has impacted the state. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.

An area of concern for the state is that there are currently 65 communities in the yellow category, with 4-8 cases per 100K. A bigger concern is that there are now 14 communities in the red, with more than 8 cases per 100K, but on the plus side Lynn’s numbers are lowering. Below are the statistics for the communities in red, which includes Lynn.

City/Town Total Case Count Case Count (Last 14 Days) Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) Relative Change in Case Counts Total Tests Total Tests (Last 14 days) Total Positive Tests (Last 14 days) Percent Positivity (Last 14 days) Change in Percent Positivity
Chelsea 3,556 118 22.4 Lower 29465 3858 155 4.02% Lower
Everett 2227 81 11.9 Lower 24706 3512 104 2.96% Lower
Framingham 2203 120 12.5 Higher 30654 4426 147 3.32% Higher
Holliston 93 16 8.3 Higher 5362 922 16 1.74% Higher
Lawrence 4538 273 22.1 Lower 47598 5980 351 5.87% Lower
Lynn 4792 160 11.3 Lower 50717 5641 232 4.11% Lower
Nantucket 88 42 26.5 Higher 5364 1127 42 3.73% Lower
New Bedford 2627 131 9.4 Lower 39665 4732 181 3.83% Lower
Revere 2582 154 18.1 Lower 32137 4636 200 4.31% Lower
Saugus 702 34 8.5 No change 12843 1949 41 2.10% No change
Tyngsborough 132 14 8.3 Lower 4231 632 17 2.69% Lower
Winthrop 405 25 9.5 Higher 11897 2408 33 1.37% Higher
Worcester 6249 238 8.9 Lower 151629 34906 299 0.86% No change
Wrentham 249 19 12.0 Higher 5766 812 21 2.59% Higher

Miramax filming in Lynn Woods

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From the Friends of Lynn Woods: As many of you already know Miramax is filming near the Pennybrook lot in the Lynn Woods. The movie is called Mother/Android, Google it for more information. The production will ramp up over the next couple of days so please park in the Great Woods lot if possible.

The Friends of Lynn Woods will receive a significant donation for the woods maintenance fund. This money is used for maps, paint, tools and everything else the park needs to function. Most of the filming will be around Dungeon Rock, Waycross Road and Lantern Rock.

Please try to avoid these areas so they can complete their work as quickly as possible.

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Early voting in Lynn from Oct. 17-30, 2020

The City of Lynn’s Chief of Elections Janet Rowe has released early voting info. for Lynn. Early voting will take place at Lynn City Hall from October 17-30, 2020.
As part of our mission to inform the public about who & what is on the ballot we have been conducting interviews with candidates running for public office & the yes & no sides of the 2 ballot questions. We expect to launch these interviews next week at lynntv.org/2020election.
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From Mayor McGee’s office: The Lynn Public Health Department has confirmed that as of today, the number of active, confirmed positive COVID-19 cases is 568 with 18 new cases today. 4,220 Lynn residents have recovered and 117 have died. The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Lynn since March 21, 2020, including those who have died and recovered, is 4,905. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.

Stop the Spread Initiative Testing have been extended until Saturday, October 31st

Please visit http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/covid19/resources.shtml#p7GPc1_2 for more information on how you can get a free COVID-19 test in the City of Lynn until October 31st.

We will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 through the City website (www.lynnma.gov), social media, and the Smart 911 emergency notification system (sign up at www.smart911.com).

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