FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham reported 61 new COVID-19 cases, including 42 from one facility.
With the 61 new cases, Framingham now has 435 positive coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.
The 61 new cases represent a 16% jump in positive coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.
The City said 42 of the new cases are from the nursing home Casa de Ramana Rehabilitation Center on Franklin Street.
Today, April 22 is the first time since the pandemic began that the City of Framingham has named a facility or location with positive COVID-19 cases.
Framingham has a population of about 70,000, so the 435 cases represent about half a 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.”
Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest.
The City has reported nine fatalities since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The City of Framingham is reporting today, April 22, 101 residents have recovered.
The surge is not over in Massachusetts.
After two days of reporting positive cases in the 1,500s, today, April 22, the number jumped to 1,745.
The state also reported 221 new deaths, the most in a single day since the pandemic began.
Massachusetts is “still very much in the grip of the pandemic,” said Gov. Baker yesterday.
There is no cure and no vaccine, reminded the Governor, speaking at a press conference.
Massachusets Governor Charlie Baker had said the surge in COVID-19 cases was expected between April 10 and April 20.
Washington DC has said Boston is on the nation’s hot spots for COVID-19.
Massachusetts is third behind New York and New Jersey for positive coronavirus cases in the United States.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 42,944 positive cases since the pandemic began, as of April 22.