FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham today, June 30, announced one new COVID-19 case since Monday, June 28.
Starting in July, the City will only update COVID cases on Wednesdays, as opposed to Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays.
The City of Framingham said it has just 75 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 8,354 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 earlier this month removed the number of individuals in quarantine from its statistics. The last statistic was more than 400. Today, the City said it has 256 individual in quarantine.
The City said today “The City’s COVID team is working in the State’s data system to move lapsed or pending cases into the correct status.”
The City of Framingham is now reporting 8,029 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 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.
That site is also providing FREE COVID-19 vaccinations at the Framingham State University’s Maple Streetparking lot.
The hours are:
▪ Sundays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
▪ Mondays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
▪ Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
▪ Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Beginning July 16)