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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 73 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, January 20.

Since the pandemic, there have been 200 deaths, as the City announced a four new deaths today on January 22.

Framingham has had a total of 5,988 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.

The City of Framingham is averaging 53.53 cases per day per 100,000 individuals over the last 14 days.

The City’s percent positivity for the virus over the last 2 weeks is 7.5%.

The good news is 4,594 individuals have recovered.

Active cases in the City of Framingham is at 1,194.

Individuals in quarantine increased from 555 to 584.

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.

But SOURCE has learned the City and state are looking at one of the City of Framingham’s polling places as a potential new walk-up COVID-19 testing site.

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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.