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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham reported its fourth and fifth fatality from COVID-19 today, April 2.

The City has announced three deaths in the last two days.

The City also reported 7 more individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus, for a total of 93 positive cases. At the end of March, the City was reporting 77 cases.

The City of Framingham announced 19 individuals have recovered from the virus, as of today, April 2.

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. Marlborough is second with more than 50 cases, as of April 1.

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

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts had 7,738 cases as of yesterday, April 1. The state has a 16.8% increase in cases, more than 1,000 in the last 24 hours.

The state has reported a total of 122 deaths from COVID-19 as of yesterday, April 1.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said projections the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which currently has more than 7,500 cases could see 47,000 to 172,000 cases.

The Governor said the surge now could come between April 10-20.

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Nationally, there are more than 225,000 cases in the United States, and worldwide the number of cases is close to 1 million COVID-19,

“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.