City of Framingham Announces 206th COVID Death; 1,152 Active Coronavirus Cases and 550 Individuals in Quarantine

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 37 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, January 29.

Since the pandemic, there have been 206 deaths, as the City of Framingham announced a new death today, February 3.

Framingham has had a total of 6,299 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 75,000 residents.

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

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The good news is 4,941 individuals have recovered.

Active cases in the City of Framingham us at 1,152.

Individuals in quarantine is increased to 550.

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 drive-thru testing site, operated by Project Beacon will be closed on Thursday, so a third lane can be added. Senate President Karen Spilka advocated for the third lane, which will allow an additional 150 individuals per hour to be tested.

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.

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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