FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham also announced 24 new positive coronavirus cases on Wednesday, May 7.
The City now has had 1,170 individuals test positive since the panemic began.
In total, there have been 42 deaths due to COVID-19 or complications from the virus.
Health Director Sam Wong told the Board of Health that several who have tested positive are asymptomatic.
These are first responders, healthcare workers, or front line workers, who have been exposed, explained Wong.
The good news is 302 individual have recovered.
The city now has 826 active cases as of May 7.
In addition to the active cases, the Framingham Health Department currently is following 230 residents in quarantine.
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 1,170 positive cases represent about 1.4% of the population.