FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced six more fatalities from COVID-19 or complications from the virus today, May 6.
This brings the total number of deaths since the pandemic began to 42 in the City of Framingham. The City is reporting 25 deaths in the last week.
The City of Framingham also announced 39 new positive coronavirus cases on May 6.
Officially, the City has 1,146 positive cases since the pandemic began.
In comparison, the entire state of Maine has had 1,205 positive cases.
The good news is 290 individuals have recovered from the virus.
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 1,146 positive cases represent about 1.35% of the population.
Massachusetts ranks third in the United States behind New York, and New Jersey for the most positive cases.
The 72,000 cases is the equivalent of all the cases in the countries or Ireland Belgium.
There is no cure and no vaccine for COVID-19, at this time.
Last week, Governor Charlie Baker issued an order to require a face covering starting today, May 6. Click here to read the order.