Framingham Surpasses 1,100 Coronavirus Cases; 36 Total Deaths Due to COVID-19


FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 16 new coronavirus positive cases and another death due to COVID-19 or complications from the virus today, May 5.

This brings the total number of deaths since the pandemic began to 36 in the City of Framingham. The City is reporting 19 deaths in the last week.

With the 16 new cases, the City of Framingham has now surpassed the 1,100 mark for coronavirus cases. Officially, the City has 1,107 positive cases since the pandemic began.

In comparison, the entire state of Vermont has had 902 cases, and the entire state of Maine has had 1,205 positive cases.

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.”

“The Framingham 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 of Framingham in a press release.

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

Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest.

There are more than 70,000 residents in the City of Framingham. The 1,107 positive cases represents about 1.35% of the population.

Middlesex County has the most cases in the state with more than 15,000.

The United States now has the most confirmed cases worldwide 1.172 million cases as of 4 p.m. May 4.

Worldwide, there are more than 3.562 million confirmed cases.

The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 67,456 deaths as of noon, May 4.

The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 19,000 deaths in New York.

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