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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 79 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, January 13.

Since the pandemic, there have been 193 deaths.

Framingham has had a total of 5,721 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 75,000 residents.

That means about 7.5% of the City has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in 2020.

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The good news is 4,335individuals have recovered.

Active cases in the City of Framingham has decreased from 1,274 to 1,193

Individuals in quarantine is at 540.

 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.

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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.