FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham today, July 21, announced 17 new COVID-19 case since last Wednesday, July 14.
The City of Framingham said it has 18 active cases, down from more than 1,500 cases in late May, after SOURCE questioned the numbers.
“The City’s COVID team is working in the State’s data system to move lapsed or pending cases into the correct status,” said the City in a press release.
Since the pandemic began in 2020, there have been 250 deaths in the City of Framingham.
Framingham has had a total of 8,379 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 18 individuals in quarantine, down from more than 200 last week..
The City of Framingham is now reporting 8111individuals 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 Street parking 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.