City of Framingham Announces 51 New Coronavirus Cases & 2 COVID Deaths

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 51 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, February 17.

Since the pandemic, there have been 221 deaths, as the City of Framingham announced two new deaths today, February 19.

Framingham has had a total of 6,647 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.

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The good news is 5,210 individuals have recovered.

Active cases in the City of Framingham increased from 1,194 to 1,216

Individuals in quarantine increased from 483 to 490.

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.

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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