Framingham Reporting 7% Increase in Coronavirus Cases in Last 72 Hours; 17 Deaths in Last 5 Days

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham reported 3 more COVID-19 deaths, on Sunday, May 17.

“Two of today’s fatalities are connected to nursing homes,” said the City in a press release.

That is 8 deaths in the last 48 hours, and 17 deaths in the last five days

In total, there have been 77 deaths due to COVID-19 or complications from the virus.

Today, the City of Framingham reported 28 new cases of the Coronavirus.

Framingham has reported 96 news cases in the last 72 hours – that is a 7.1% increase.

That brings the total number of positive cases since the pandemic began in the City on March 11 to 1,446. cases.

The good news is 574 individual have recovered.

The city now has 795 active cases as of May 17.

In addition to the active cases, the Framingham Health Department currently is following 247 residents in quarantine.

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 1,446 coronavirus cases is about 2% of the city’s 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.”

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