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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.

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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.

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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.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.