FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 41 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, February 10.
Yesterday, the Framingham’s rate of positivity was reported under 4% for the first time in months by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The State had the City of Framingham averaging 32.2 cases per day per 100,000 over the last 2 weeks.
Since the pandemic, there have been 219 deaths in the City of Framingham.
Framingham has had a total of 6,498 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 75,000 residents.
That means just more than 9% of the City has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
The good news is 5,065 individuals have recovered.
Active cases in the City of Framingham increased from 1,201 to 1,214
Individuals in quarantine is at 518.
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 added a third lane on February 5. 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.