FRAMINGHAM – For the second day in a row, the City of Framingham announced 35 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
This means 70 new cases in the last 48 hours, for a total of 249 cases since the pandemic began.
That is a 39 percent increase in the last 48 hours.
The 35 cases on Saturday were the largest number of cases reported within a 24 hour period for the City of Framingham, since the coronavirus pandemic began.
There are 222 active cases in Framingham.
The City of Framingham is reporting one new death for a total of 6 deaths, since the pandemic began. SOURCE reported Friday, a resident of Shillman House in the Nobscot section of the City has died from complications from COVID-19.
No other information was released by the City on deaths or cases.
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 has the most cases in MetroWest.
Framingham has a population of about 70,000, so the 249 cases represent less than a half percent of the City’s population.
It is unknown how many Framingham residents have been tested.
The City said via its spokesperson 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.”
The City is not releasing any “contact tracing” information to the public, that includes nursing homes, senior facilities, supermarkets, etc.
SOURCE has been reporting on this information, as the news outlet can confirm the information.
This includes reports on Nordstrom Rack, Whole Foods, Dunkin’, Market Basket, Shillman House, Mary Ann Morse in Nobscot, Mary Ann Morse in Natick, CVS, Saint Patrick’s Manor, Waterview Lodge Rehab, etc.