FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 15 new COVID-19 cases since yesterday, February 16.
Since the pandemic, there have been 219 deaths in the City of Framingham.
Framingham has had a total of 6,596 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 75,000 residents.
That means more than 9% of the City has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
The good news is 5,183 individuals have recovered.
Active cases in the City of Framingham is at 1,194.
Individuals in quarantine decreased to 483.
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.