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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham has surpassed 1,600 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began this year.

Today, May 26, the City of Framingham is reporting 17 new, positive cases of COVID-19. The City did not report numbers on Monday, Memorial Day.

Framingham has reported more than 200 new cases in the last 7 days.

Since the pandemic began on March 11 in the City, there have been 1,610 positive COVID-19 cases.

Framingham is one of the top 10 communities in the state with coronavirus cases.

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The good news is 835 individuals have recovered, which is roughly 49%.

The City reported 2 new COVID-19 deaths today, May 26. The City said both deaths were related to nursing facilities.

In total, there have been 88 deaths due to COVID-19 or complications from the virus in the City since the pandemic began.

In addition to the active cases, the Framingham Health Department currently is following 199 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 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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By editor

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.