FRAMINGHAM – After back-to-back days reporting 35 news cases a day of COVID-19, the City of Framingham announced 2 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the City of Framingham has had 251 positive cases.
The 35 cases on Saturday and again on Sunday were the largest number of cases reported within a 24-hour period for the City of Framingham, since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Framingham has a population of about 70,000, so the 251 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 of Framingham is reporting one new death for a total of 7 deaths, since the pandemic began.
No other information was released by the City on deaths or cases.
The City of Framingham today, April 13, said “those testing positive recently for COVID-19 coming primarily from three groups: Many of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 positive cases are coming primarily from three groups.”
- Workers at essential businesses.
- Close contacts of existing cases, especially those who live with people who have already tested positive and find it difficult to isolate in their current living environment. The City is working on a solution to include housing those who have tested positive so they can
isolate away from their household members.
- Residents under the State’s custody.
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.
SOURCE has requested the number of cases by City district and the racial and ethnic makeup of cases, as well as age ranges for cases.
SOURCE has also request the number of individual in quarantine and the City has refused to release that number on multiple requests.
Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest.
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.