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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 17 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, May 7.

Since the pandemic, there have been 244 deaths.

Framingham has had a total of 8,204 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.

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The good news is 6,462 individuals have recovered.

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

Pfizer may receive federal approval for the vaccine for age 12 and older this week.

Active cases in the City of Framingham decreased to 1,490.

Individuals in quarantine decreased to 507

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

A new site opened today 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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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.