Editor’s Note: Updated to fix typo in number.
FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 117 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, January 6.
Since the pandemic, there have been 187 deaths, as the city announced a new death today, January 8.
Framingham has had a total of 5,422 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 75,000 residents.
That means more than 7% of the City has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in 2020.
The good news is 3,996 individuals have recovered.
Active cases in the City of Framingham has increased from 1,173 to 1,239
Individuals in quarantineis at 568
Last month, a free COVID testing site opened at Framingham State University’s parking lot on Franklin Street. It is drive-thru and by appointment only, through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Project Beacon.
Openings for testing have been extremely limited since December 20, due to the holidays, and continue to be limited.
The Framingham residents-only free COVID testing site opened at SMOC HQ at 7 Bishop Street ended in 2020. No new walk-up testing site has been announced for 2021.