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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced today, March 31, the second fatality from COVID-19.

The City released no other details about the fatal case.

The City of Framingham also announced 19 more individuals have tested positive for the Coronavirus, for a total of 77 cases since the pandemic began.

The City of Framingham has the most COVID-19 cases in MetroWest.

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The City said 18 individuals have recovered, meaning there are 57 current cases. No other information was given.

“Following the guidance from the Massachusetts Department of
Public Health, the Framingham Department of Health has not shared any additional information about those who have tested positive because of privacy laws. The Department is in contact with the people who were potentially exposed to the positive cases and the owners of the businesses or places of employment where the potential exposures occurred to inform and counsel them on next steps,” said the City in a press release.

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The United States has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 177,453, as of 3:30 p.m.

There is no tested vaccine for COVID-19 in the United States.

Last week, anyone entering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, said the Governor.

Governor Charlie Baker announced the earliest Massachusetts schools could re-open is Monday, May 4.

Supt. Tremblay said remote learning would start fro Framingham Public School students on April 6.

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Today, the Governor extended the non-essential business closure until May 4.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.