FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced just one individual in the community has tested positive for COVID-19 cases since Friday, June 11.
Since the pandemic began in 2020, there have been 250 deaths in the City of Framingham.
Today, the City reported 228 individuals have recovered from the virus.
Active cases in the City of Framingham have decreased significantly since Monday, May 24 from 1,511 to just 91 individuals today, June 14, after SOURCE questioned the City’s numbers. That is a 1,420 drop from active cases in 3 weeks.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health defines an active case as a positive case, confirmed by a test, within the last 21 days.
Today’s release by the City of Framingham on COVID numbers notes “The City’s COVID team is working in the State’s data system to move lapsed or pending cases into the correct status. As a result, there is a large increase in recovered cases and a large decrease in active cases since the last report.”
Individuals the City of Framingham is following in quarantine dropped from 478 to 440.
Framingham has had a total of 8,345 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.
With the new updated numbers released today, the City of Framingham is now reporting 8,004 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus.
Framingham Interim Health Director Alex DePalo told SOURCE “cases are moved into a Recovered status when the individual has completed isolation and is not experiencing any COVID symptoms (including fever without a fever-reducing medication). Isolation is a minimum of 10 days however it can be longer if symptoms persist or if the individual becomes severely ill. It is a case by case determination.”
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 last month.
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.