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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases since 160.

There have been 5 fatalities in the City, according to the Mayor’s office.

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.

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The City said 21 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus.

The City says it has 134 active cases.

Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest and is one of the top 10 communities in the state with positive cases.

Neighboring Marlborough has about 80 cases and Ashland has 2 dozen cases.

Framingham has a population of about 70,000. It is unknown how many Framingham residents have been tested.

The City said it does not have “Framingham-specific information on how many of our residents are being tested.  The state receive statewide information from all testing labs on the number of tests conducted each day.  We, nor any individual community, receive community-specific information from any testing lab.”

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Yesterday,, Mayor Yvonne Spicer released a video, in which she said she will wear a cloth mask in public starting today, and encouraged to do the same when in public.

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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.