FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 62 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, March 5.
Since the pandemic, there have been 229 deaths, since the pandemic began.
Framingham has had a total of 6,977 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 5,493 individuals have recovered.
Active cases in the City of Framingham increased from 1,243 to 1,255.
Individuals in quarantine increased from 507 to 528.
The City of Framingham is reporting on average 25 new cases per day for the last two weeks.
The positivity rate for the City of Framingham is 3.03% for the last 14 days.
A new walk-up testing site opened in Framingham last month on Route 135 at the St. T’s Parish Center. 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.
The City is averaging 10.89 tests per day as of March 8.
The Commonwealth, said this week that COVID testing numbers are down across the state.