FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
That is a 7.4% increase in the last 24 hours of positive cases.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the City of Framingham has had 348 positive cases.
Framingham has a population of about 70,000, so the 348 cases represent about half a percent of the City’s population.
It is unknown how many Framingham residents have been tested.
The City has reported none fatalities since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The City of Framingham is reporting today, April 19, 101 residents have recovered.
For the first time, the City of Framingham released age data for the positive cases this weekend.
And for the first time the City of Framingham released data about senior living facilities and gender of positive cases on Saturday.
“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. The Department contacts the people who were potentially exposed 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 press release today, April 19.
MCI-Framingham had reported 26 inmates positive with the virus as of Friday, April 17.
SOURCE has requested data by district from the City, as well as racial-ethnicity and socio-economic data on the positive cases.