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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 135 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, January 15.

Since the pandemic, there have been 194 deaths, as the City announced a new death today on January 18.

Framingham has had a total of 5,857 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 75,000 residents.

That means just under 8 percent of the City has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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The good news is 4,452 individuals have recovered.

Active cases in the City of Framingham has increased from 1,193 to 1,211.

Individuals in quarantine has increased from 540 to 558

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts operates 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.

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.