FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 30 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday.
Since the pandemic, there have been 229 deaths, since the pandemic began. The City announced a new death today, March 5.
Framingham has had a total of 6,915 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 5,443 individuals have recovered.
Active cases in the City of Framingham increased from 1,230 to 1,243.
Individuals in quarantine increased from 481 to 507.
A new walk-up testing site opened in Framingham last month on Route 135. It is by appointment only.
The City’s spokesperson said today it has no numbers on how many are tested daily or since the new walk up site has opened, but would provide numbers next week.
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 Commonwealth, said this week that COVID testing numbers are down across the state.