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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 59 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, March 17

Since the pandemic, there have been 234 deaths, with one new death announced today, March 19.

Framingham has had a total of 7,228 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 70,000 residents.

That means 10% of the City has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began a year ago this week.

The good news is 5,624 individuals have recovered.

On Monday, for the first time, the City of Framingham released vaccination data.

In Framingham, 8,320 have been fully vaccinated, and 23,856 individuals have received at least one shot. The City also released vaccination data by age and race/ethnicity.

Earlier this week, Gov. Baker announced that the public, age 16 and older, would be eligible for the vaccine starting April 19.

Active cases in the City of Framingham increased from from 1,337 to 1,370.

Individuals in quarantine increased from 517 to 546.

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The City of Framingham is reporting on average 23 new cases per day for the last two weeks.

The positivity rate for the City of Framingham is 2.84% for the last 14 days.

A 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 11.28 tests per day as of March 15.

The Commonwealth, said this week that COVID testing numbers are down across the state.

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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.