Rate high and growing, Chelsea, Revere worse
By JOSH RESNEK
Another 420 cases of the COVID-19 virus have been reported in Everett during the past seven days according to the State Department of Public Health.
Everett is listed 13th by the DPH on its “red” list of 150 cities and towns that are hot and brimming with the virus as the new week dawned upon the city.
The state has placed increased restrictions on gatherings and is emphasizing, again and again, the volatility of this virus and the need to socially distance, stay away from larger groups, and to wear facemasks, and to wash hands repeatedly if you want to stay virus-free.
State figures revealed that 4,968 new cases of the virus were reported last week.
Forty-seven new confirmed deaths were also added to the toll in Massachusetts.
More than 11,000 have died in Massachusetts since March from the virus.
It is estimated about 50 Everett residents have succumbed to the virus since March.
Across the state, 1,670 confirmed Coronavirus patients were in the hospital as the week began.
Governor Charlie Baker said that most of the state’s residents would have to wait until the spring before being able to get a vaccination against the virus.
Fairly widespread coverage and availability of the vaccine is expected to take time.
In the meantime, vaccine distribution and vaccinations have begun – that is a good thing.