City of Framingham: 81 New COVID Cases Since Friday; 1,405 Active Coronavirus Cases

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 81 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, March 19

Since the pandemic, there have been 236 deaths, with two new deaths announced today, March 22.

Framingham has had a total of 7,309 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 74,000 residents.

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

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The good news is 5,668 individuals have recovered.

This month, the City of Framingham began to release 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 1,370 to 1,405

Individuals in quarantine increased from 546 to 564

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

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

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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