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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced six more COVID-19 fatalities today, Saturday, May 9.

That is 10 deaths in the last 48 hours.

In total, there have been 52 deaths due to COVID-19 or complications from the virus.

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The City also reported 33 new positive coronavirus cases on Saturday.

The City now has had 1,224 individuals test positive since the pandemic began.

The good news is 347 individual have recovered.

The city now has 825 active cases as of May 9.

In addition to the active cases, the Framingham Health Department currently is following 277 residents in quarantine.

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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 1,224 positive cases represent 1.75% 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.

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.