Weekly COVID-19 numbers, Salvation Army Food Pantry moving locations, & more | October 8, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 8, 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, 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 78 communities in the yellow category (with 4-8 cases per 100K), & 40 communities in the red (with more than 8 cases per 100K). Last week there were 80 communities in the yellow category & 23 in the red. This means that in just the last week 17 communities were added to the red category, indicating that COVID-19 is still running rampant in the state. With news of many cities not cancelling Halloween and tourists still visiting Salem, despite most activities being cancelled, at least a small spike in cases can be expected next month.

Even though the numbers indicate an increase in cases across the state, there are bits of good news. The first is that Lynn’s numbers are continuing to lower, and have for several consecutive weeks. Several of the communities that have been in the red category have seen lowering numbers as well, with both Holliston & Lynnfield being downgraded from red to yellow this week. Below are the statistics for the communities in the red category, 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
Acushnet 134 14 9.6 Higher 3571 489 15 3.07% Higher
Amherst 251 95 16.8 Higher 80013 23661 99 0.42% Higher
Attleboro 887 68 10.5 Higher 17091 2669 82 3.07% No change
Avon 90 5 8.2 Lower 2032 274 5 1.82% Lower
Boston 18339 972 10.0 Higher 763311 176376 1170 0.66% Higher
Brockton 4884 122 8.9 Higher 54095 6048 146 2.41% Higher
Chelmsford 473 45 8.9 Higher 16748 2348 52 2.21% Higher
Chelsea 3685 118 22.4 Higher 34833 5273 141 2.67% No change
Dartmouth 508 42 8.1 Higher 16744 2806 52 1.85% Higher
Dracut 573 36 8.0 Lower 15618 2106 39 1.85% Lower
Dudley 123 14 8.1 Higher 12994 3226 14 0.43% Higher
Everett 2364 131 19.3 Higher 29392 4251 159 3.74% Higher
Framingham 2338 133 12.8 Higher 37460 6471 163 2.52% No change
Haverhill 1628 184 20.0 Higher 34821 6075 210 3.46% Higher
Holyoke 1178 62 10.7 Higher 24160 2834 66 2.33% Higher
Hudson 272 32 10.9 Higher 8488 1262 37 2.93% Higher
Kingston 172 17 9.0 Higher 6088 1079 19 1.76% Higher
Lawrence 5002 435 35.2 Higher 55765 7595 538 7.08% Higher
Leicester 191 14 8.9 Higher 5708 841 15 1.78% Higher
Lowell 3612 266 16.3 Higher 64158 8322 297 3.57% Higher
Lynn 4950 139 9.8 Lower 57573 6455 194 3.01% Lower
Malden 1597 99 10.4 Higher 35734 5762 107 1.86 Higher
Marlborough 1274 73 12.0 Higher 22718 3372 92 2.73% No change
Methuen 1386 116 15.5 Higher 27072 3952 136 3.44% Higher
Middleton 340 84 58.1 Higher 4915 1189 86 7.23% Higher
Nantucket 125 37 23.3 Higher 6200 806 39 4.84% Higher
New Bedford 2764 139 10.0 Higher 44697 4944 201 4.07% Higher
North Andover 568 146 34.5 Higher 36405 9889 162 1.64% Higher
Plymouth 776 81 9.3 Higher 24293 3160 84 2.66% Higher
Randolph 1083 41 8.6 Higher 18611 2479 44 1.77% Higher
Revere 2741 152 17.8 No change 38221 5625 196 3.48% Lower
Southborough 64 18 13.2 Higher 5915 1665 21 1.26% Higher
Southbridge 229 21 8.9 Higher 7312 1011 21 2.08% Higher
Springfield 3729 324 14.6 Higher 78425 12514 390 3.12% Higher
Sunderland 21 11 20.7 Higher 5427 1552 11 0.71% Higher
Waltham 14712 86 9.2 Higher 66264 17431 93 0.53% Higher
Webster 317 21 8.7 Higher 9192 1249 22 1.76% Higher
Winthrop 435 22 8.3 Higher 14522 2497 31 1.24% No change
Woburn 812 53 9.1 Higher 19705 3008 61 2.03% Higher
Worcester 6538 269 10.0 Higher 188270 36795 322 0.88% No change
STATEWIDE 133868 7166 7.3 Higher 4478131 817884 8471 1.04% Higher


Salvation Army Food Pantry moves to Manning Field

Beginning October 13 the Food Pantry will be at Manning Field Monday-Friday from 1-4PM!
Please continue to bring proof of address. Walkers bring a cart to carry the heavy box and do not liter it.
As the weather gets colder and we are able to move the traffic faster it is better for all to drive if you can. You are welcome to get a ride and we give multiple families a box per car or we can refer you to places that deliver.
Drivers please come with a clean trunk!

Above information taken from the Salvation Army’s Facebook page.



Virtual Family Fun Day tonight

Join us for a free one-hour virtual info-tainment special featuring interactive performances from Curious Creatures, Bruce the Clown, and more! You will also learn about the services and businesses that help you, and our community, thrive. Each registered family will receive a free drawstring backpack with goodies (while supplies last.)
Tune in to Virtual Family Fun Day on Thursday, October 8th from 6-7 PM on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or Lynn Community Television.
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Favor de unirse con nosotros virtualmente para una sesión informativa/entretenida con Curious Creatures, Bruce the Clown, y más! También aprenderán de los servicios y empresas que ayudan a ustedes y a la comunidad para que prosperemos. Cada familia que registra recibirá una mochila con cordón llena de regalitos (mientras hay disponibilidad de recursos).
Júntense a Virtual Family Fun Day en jueves, el 8 de octubre a las 6 hasta las 7 en nuestra página de Facebook, o en el canal de Lynn Community Television.
Above press release provided by Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn.

Click to go to their Facebook page for more info

Census updates

According to City Clerk Janet Rowe, Lynn’s response rate to the 2020 U.S. Census is at approx. 64.2% and “99.9% of Massachusetts households have been enumerated”.  She also shared the following bit of news regarding the ending date of the Census, from Jen Mau of the MIRA Coalition:

Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the Trump Administration’s efforts to end the count earlier. The Court denied in part and granted in part the government’s request to stay the California District Court’s injunction.

  • The Court denied the government’s request to stop counting operations before October 31. This Court’s ruling supports the continuation of  self-response and Nonresponse Follow-up (NRFU) through October 31. However, the Trump Administration appealed  yesterday evening to the Supreme Court to stop counting as soon as possible.
  • The Court granted the government’s request to stay the portion of the Order that would stop the Census Bureau and Commerce Secretary from compiling the apportionment data and reporting those numbers to the president by December 31, until the 9th Circuit rules on the merits of the government’s appeal. This means that the Secretary may transmit data to the president for apportionment by December 31, unless Congress extends the statutory deadline through legislation (that the president must sign).

We interpret this to mean:

  • The counting deadline remains uncertain given the appeal to the Supreme Count. 
  • The court is signaling to Congress to decide and extend the reporting deadline.

Please continue to encourage people to “Take the Census TODAY, without delay.” Please share with your network the October Toolkit with current messaging and graphics, and please reach out if you have any questions.

While the Census Bureau data indicates that 99.9% of Massachusetts households have been enumerated through October 6, this does not mean that our work is done. We remain concerned about the quality and accuracy of responses so far, especially for our historically undercounted communities.

We will continue to provide updates as they come in.

Sincerely,

Jen Mau
SCCC Coordinator, MIRA Coalition


 

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