FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced 17 new COVID-19 cases since Friday.
Since the pandemic, there have been 245 deaths.
Framingham has had a total of 8,278 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 74,500 residents.
That means more than 11% of the City has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The good news is 6,522 individuals have recovered.
As of April 19, the general public, age 16 and older became eligible for the vaccine.
The FDA & the CDC approved Pfizer’s vaccine for individuals age 12 and older this month.
Active cases in the City of Framingham increased to 1,511.
Individuals in quarantine decreased from 566 to 540.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is hosting a free COVID-19 testing site, run by Project Beacon.
The site is located at 123 Maple Street in a parking lot owned by Framingham State University.