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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham is reporting three additional deaths due to COVID-19 or complications from the virus today, May 3.

This brings the total number of deaths since the pandemic began to 31 in the City of Framingham.

The City is reporting 14 deaths in the last 4 days.

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In the last 24 hours, 91 more cases of the coronavirus was detected in the City of Framingham.

With the 91 new cases, the City of Framingham said it has had a total of 974 positive coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

That is a 10.3% increase in positive cases in the last 24 hours.

It is unknown how many individuals have been tested for the virus in Framingham.

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 is reporting 274 individuals have recovered from the virus.

There are more than 70,000 residents in the City of Framingham. The 974 positive cases represents about 1.3% of the population.

In comparison, Ashland has a population of 16,500 and has 129 positive cases, or about 0.8 percent of the population has tested positive.

The City of Marlborough has a population of about 40,000 and there are 484 positive cases, or about 1.2 percent of the population.

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Approximately 41% of today’s new cases are connected to long term and skilled nursing facilities in Framingham, said the city in a press release.

“Today’s notable case count is partly due to more testing being completed at nursing homes and assisted living residences,” said the City of Framingham in a press release.

“The Health Department reports that it continues to see a high number of cases resulting from household transmissions and in apartment settings, in addition to essential services workers,” said the City.

“The Department continues to offer hotel stays for those who have tested positive, but a majority have declined the offer,” said the City

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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.