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NEW VIRUS CASES, DEATHS REPORTED IN LYNN, LYNNFIELD AND PEABODY

BY GAYLA CAWLEY| February 17, 2021

Lynn reported another three coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, and new cases were also reported in Lynnfield, Peabody, Revere and Salem.

In Lynn, 27 new cases were reported to bring the city’s caseload to 15,270. Of that total, 677 cases are active, 191 people have died, and 14,402 have recovered from the virus, the city reported.

City residents aged 65 and older, and those with two chronic health conditions, will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting on Thursday at any state vaccination site, including the one at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, according to Mayor Thomas M. McGee’s office.

The new availability is part of Phase 2, Step 2 of the state’s vaccination rollout plan, the start of which was announced by Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday.

Phase 2 groups that will become eligible for the vaccine on Thursday include individuals aged 16 and older with two or more of certain medical conditions, including: cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Down syndrome, heart conditions, immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant, obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, smoking, Type 2 diabetes, and asthma.

Peabody has reported 107 new cases and two additional deaths since last Friday to bring the city’s numbers to 6,012 cases and 285 deaths. A total of 5,257 people have recovered from the virus, according to the health department.

Twenty new cases were reported in Revere, which now has 9,357 cases and 146 deaths, the city website reported.

In Lynnfield, five new cases and an additional death were reported to bring the town’s totals to 976 cases and 29 deaths, the town website said.

Salem reported 12 new cases to bring the city’s caseload to 3,962. Seventy-two people have died, the city reported.

Numbers remained the same in Nahant (220 cases, six deaths) and were not updated in Marblehead, Saugus or Swampscott on Wednesday.

Swampscott had 913 cases and 16 deaths as of Tuesday, Marblehead had 1,110 cases and 31 deaths as of last Friday, and Saugus (3,382 cases, 63 deaths) has not updated its numbers since last Thursday.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Lynn Tech Field House for people who live or work in Lynn and Nahant, or are Lynn Community Health Center patients, and meet state eligibility requirements. Residents 75 and older may be accompanied by one caregiver who can book an appointment themselves, McGee’s office said.

Residents can visit https://www.lchcnet.org/covid-19-vaccine-scheduling to make an appointment online for the Lynn Tech site. They can call 2-1-1 to make an appointment seven days a week.

Visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations for a full map of all vaccination locations in the state.