FRAMINGHAM – The number of coronavirus positive cases in Framingham increased from 14 yesterday to 19 today, said the City of Framingham.
The City said there were five individuals who tested positive in the last 24 hours, a 35% increase in positive cases.
Framingham is a community of more than 70,000 residents.
One of the 19 cases, did require hospitalization, according to the City’s Health Director. The City of Framingham released no other details on the cases.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced there are now 1,159 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Massachusetts, as of today, March 24. Yesterday, there were 777 cases in the state.
Massachusetts public health officials announced 2 more individuals in the Commonwealth have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths to 11.
As of noon, the centers for Disease Control (CDC) has 44,183 cases and 544 deaths. Yesterday, there were 33,404 cases and 400 deaths.
There is no tested vaccine for Covid-19 in the United States.
Gov. Charlie Baker Today, March 24 announced a new coronavirus alert system that will let residents get updates from state officials sent directly to their cell phones.
Essential businesses and services such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations will remain open.
Services vital to Framingham’s public health and safety – such as police and fire responses and trash collection will continue.