City of Framingham: 77 Active COVID Cases Currently

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham today, July 14, announced three new COVID-19 case since last Wednesday, July 7..

The City of Framingham said it has just 77 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 8,362 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.

Last week, the City of Framingham had 207 individuals in quarantine.

Today, the City said the “Framingham Health Department contacts the people who were potentially exposed and the owners of the businesses or places of employment where the potential exposures occurred to inform and counsel them on next steps (contact tracing). The City’s Public Health Team is reconciling the State’s data regarding the number in quarantine. Due to this ongoing work, no active quarantine number will be provided for this week.”

The City of Framingham is now reporting 8,035 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)

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