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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, April 27.

With the 16 new cases, Framingham now has 697 positive coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

The City reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on Monday.

Since the pandemic began, Framingham has had 16 COVID-19 fatalities, said the City.

The good news is that the City is reporting 185 individuals have recovered from the virus

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 1,524 positive cases since the pandemic began, as of April 27.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reporting 56,462 new COVD-19 cases as of Monday, April 27.

There is no cure and no vaccine.

As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 244,887 individuals.

The state tested 8,787 individuals in the last 24 hours, the most in a single day.

Since the pandemic began, the Commonwealth is now reporting 3,003 deaths.

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The Commonwealth reported 104 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

(Editor’s Note: The state report does say the deaths it reports every 24 hours may not have happened in the last 24 hours.)

Last week, the number of COVID-19 cases hospitalized was at 9%. A good sign it was at 7% on Sunday and today, April 27.

Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 12,953. In comparison there have been only 10 cases on Nantucket Island.

Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest at 681 cases, as of Sunday, April 26. The City has not released numbers for today.

The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 979,077 at at Monday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Worldwide, there are more than 3 million confirmed cases.

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The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 53,922 deaths as of noon on April 26.

The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 17,500 deaths in New York.

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The CDC recommended Americans were cloth masks in public.

It is important for residents to continue to practice social distancing.

By editor

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.