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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 38 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, February 3.

Since the pandemic, there have been 212 deaths, as the City of Framingham announced six new deaths today, February 5.

The City said there “were delayed reports for four fatalities that occurred on 1/30/21 and 2/1/21.”

Framingham has had a total of 6,337 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 4,971 individuals have recovered.

Active cases in the City of Framingham increased to 1,154

Individuals in quarantine is at 543.

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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 re-opened today, February 6, with 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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By editor

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.