FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham announced no new COVID-19 cases since Friday, June 18.
The last time the City announced that no residents had tested positive was June 17, 2020.
Today, the City of Framingham has just 82 active cases, down from more than 1,500 cases in late May, after SOURCE questioned the numbers.
Since the pandemic began in 2020, there have been 250 deaths in the City of Framingham.
Framingham has had a total of 8,349 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 City of Framingham last week removed the number of individuals in quarantine from its statistics. The last statistic was more than 400.
The City said today “The Health Department is working in the State’s database to update the status of cases in quarantine, so the number is accurate. Once that work is complete, the City will report on the number of cases in quarantine.”
With the new updated numbers released today, the City of Framingham is now reporting 8,004 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus. There have been 8,017 individual who have recovered from the virus.
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 have approved Pfizer’s vaccine for individuals age 12 and older.
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.