Framingham Announces 225th COVID Death and Surpasses 6,700 Cases

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 29 new COVID-19 cases since Monday, Feb. 22.

Since the pandemic, there have been 225 deaths, as the City of Framingham announced one new death today, February 24.

Framingham has had a total of 6,722 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 5,322 individuals have recovered.

Active cases in the City of Framingham has decreased from 1,211 to 1,175.

Individuals in quarantine decreased from 462 to 436.

Today the City announced opened a new walk-up testing site will open on Route 135. It is by appointment only.

The Framingham residents-only free COVID testing site at SMOC HQ at 7 Bishop Street ended in 2020.

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.

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