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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced today, 33 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, April 21.

There have been more than 450 new cases in the month of April.

Since the pandemic, there have been 243 deaths.

On April 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts moved the City of Framingham back into the red, designating the community as a high-risk for the spread of the coronavirus.

Framingham was downgraded to a yellow or moderate risk community last Thursday.

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Framingham has had a total of 8,068 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 74,500 residents.

That means more 10.5% of the City has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began a year ago this month.

The good news is 6,281 individuals have recovered.

On April 19, the general public, age 16 and older became eligible for the vaccine.

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Active cases in the City of Framingham increased from 1,526 to 1,544.

Individuals in quarantine is lower at 692.

This week is school vacation week.

The City’s Interim Health Director Alex DePalo said earlier this month that the Project Beacon free COVID testing site on Franklin Street will be closing on April 30.

The City’s spokesperson Chief Information Officer Kelly McFalls said today, April 23 the “We are in discussion for a new location. When it is final, we will announce.”

Framingham State University told SOURCE that it has signed a contract and that the Project Beacon site will open in May at the University’s Maple Street parking lot

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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.