FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 54 new COVID-19 cases since Friday.
Since the pandemic, there have been 226 deaths, since the pandemic began. The City announced a new death today, March 1.
Framingham has had a total of 6,848 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 5,399 individuals have recovered.
Active cases in the City of Framingham is at 1,223.
Individuals in quarantine increased to 470.
A new walk-up testing site opened in Framingham last month on Route 135. It is by appointment only.
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.