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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced four more COVID-19 fatalities today, Friday, May 8.

In total, there have been 46 deaths due to COVID-19 or complications from the virus.

The City also reported 21 new positive coronavirus cases on Friday.

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The City now has had 1,191 individuals test positive since the pandemic began.

The good news is 302 individual have recovered.

The city now has 843 active cases as of May 8.

In addition to the active cases, the Framingham Health Department currently is following 276 residents in quarantine. That is up 46 residents since yesterday, May 7.

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

There are more than 70,000 residents in the City of Framingham. The 1,191 positive cases represents 1.7% of the population.

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.”

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.

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“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.

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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.