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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham today, August 4, announced 40 new COVID-19 cases since last Wednesday, July 28.

Last week, the City reported 35 new cases.

The City of Framingham said it now has 64 active cases up from 21 active cases last week.

In late May, the City said it had more than 1,500 active cases, before SOURCE questioned the City’s numbers.

At the beginning of July, the City reported just 3 new cases, and this week 40 new cases.

The acting Health Director has said the increase in new cases is due to the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic began in 2020, there have been 250 deaths in the City of Framingham, due to COVID-19.

Framingham has had a total of 8,454 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.

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Last week, the City of Framingham had 37 individuals in quarantine.

The City of Framingham is now reporting 8,140 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.”

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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.

But the site will close on August 15

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.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.