Framingham Announces 244th COVID Death; 1,521 Active Coronavirus Cases and 557 in Quarantine

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 17 new COVID-19 cases since Friday.

Since the pandemic, there have been 244 deaths, as the City announced a new death today, May 3.

Framingham has had a total of 8,157 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 74,500 residents.

That means about 11% of the City has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The good news is 6,392 individuals have recovered.

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

Active cases in the City of Framingham decreased to 1,521

Individuals in quarantine increased from 521 to 557.

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The free COVID -19 Stop the Spread testing site on Franklin Street closed over the weekend.

A new site is expected to open Friday on Maple Street. The site is at the Framingham State University parking lot. It is run by project Beacon and paid for by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The drive-thru site is by appointment only and is expected to remain open through early August.

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