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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham reported its third fatality from COVID-19 today, April 1.

Yesterday, the City reported its second fatality from the virus.

The City also reported Nine more individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus, for a total of 86 positive cases. At the end of March, the City was reporting 77 cases.

In the last 24 hours, there was an 11.7% increase in the number of positive cases.

With 18 cases recovered and three fatalities, Framingham currently has 65 active cases, said the City of Framingham.

No other information was released by the City.

The City has not released the age of the individuals who have died, if they were hospitalized, or if they had a pre-existing conditions. The state does release this information, but by county not by municipality.

Framingham, with the largest population in MetroWest, also has the most cases in MetroWest.

Middlesex County has 1,340 cases at the end of March.

The state has reported a total of 89 deaths from COVID-19 as of yesterday, March 31.

Governor Charlie Baker said earlier this week that the Commonwealth could see a surge in cases between April 7-17.

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“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,” said the City in a press release.

“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 statement.

During this pandemic, the City has not released information when employees or customers, who test positive for COVID-19 were at public locations, like Nordstrom Rack or Dunkin’, have tested positive.

Framingham did release information like this when there was a measles outbreak in 2014.

Two senior living facilities in Framingham have reported positive cases. They are Shillman House and Mary Ann Morse at Heritage on Water Street.

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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.