Framingham: 17 Coronavirus Cases; 95 Residents in Quarantine Up From 69 on Monday

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FRAMINGHAM – Since Monday, the City of Framingham announced 17 more residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Since Friday, there have been 44 new cases.

The state has designated Framingham as a high-risk community for COVID-19 community last Wednesday.

8.0 is the mark that designates a community as high-risk.

Framingham was 8.7 last Wednesday. On Monday, Framingham’s rate of the virus had increased to 10.1 over the last 14 days.

The State’s new rating is due tonight.

There have been a total of 2,023 coronavirus cases in the City of Framingham in 2020.

The good news is 1,796 individuals have recovered.

There have been 125 Framingham individuals have died from the COVID-19 or complications from the virus, since the pandemic began. The city announced a new death today, September 2.

In addition to the active cases, the Framingham Health Department increased from 69 residents in quarantine on Monday to 95 today..

Framingham Health Director Sam Wong said a majority of the new cases are on the south side of the city, thus why the two walk-up free testing sites were established there.

Wong also discussed what is causing the hot spots, including large gatherings.

There are more than 70,000 residents in the City of Framingham. So more than 2.5% of the city tested positive for the virus.

Through the generous support of the Staples’ Corporation, the City will resume FREE, Drive-through COVID-19 testing Thursday, September 3, at Staples Corporate Headquarters:

o Location: 500 Staples Drive
o Dates: September 3 – September 11
o Days/Time: Monday to Friday – 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
o Eligibility: Open to everyone; symptomatic and asymptomatic
o Appointment: No appointment required
o Format: Drive-through only
o Cost: FREE; no health insurance required
o Test Results: People will receive results in approximately 72 hours from Fallon
Ambulance, who is conducting the tests.


No FREE Drive-through or Walk-up Testing in Framingham on Labor Day – Monday, September 7

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