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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University reported 3 new positive cases in the last 7 days.

The University updated its COVID dashboard on Friday this week, instead of Thursday. The University said the dashboard will be updated every Friday until the end of the semester.

The University administered 884 tests in the past 7 days.

Three cases out of 884 tests is a 0.34% positivity rate.

The University has reported 12 cases in the last two weeks.

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In the past 30 days, the University has administered 3,768 tests to staff and students, with 27 positive cases in the last 30 days.

The University has reported 48 cases this semester, 27 in the last month.

The positivity rate for the past month is 0.72%. That is up from last week of 0.63%

In comparison, the City of Framingham’s positivity rate is just under 4%.

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The City of Framingham returned to the high-risk category for the spread of the coronavirus on April 1, but on Thursday, April 15 the state downgraded Framingham from red to yellow.

The University currently has 2 students in isolation on campus and 3 students in isolation off campus.

The University has 1 students in quarantine on campus, and 2 students off campus in quarantine.

Massachusetts is in the midst of a major effort to vaccinate all residents against COVID-19.

“While vaccinations are not mandatory, the University strongly urges all members of the FSU community who are eligible to get them as soon as possible, as they are safe, effective, free, and critical to bringing the pandemic to an end,” noted the University.

Starting April 19, anyone age 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine in Massachusetts.

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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.