FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham today, September 29, announced 39 new COVID-19 cases since last week.
Last week, the City reported 48 new cases, and 67 new cases the week before.
The City of Framingham said it now has 158 active cases down from 180 active cases last week.
The Health Director told the Framingham Board of Health on Tuesday the increase in new cases is due to the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
Framingham has had a total of 8,914 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 74,500 residents. (Note; the official census has the City at less than 72,500 residents). That means more than 12% of the City has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The City did not announce how many individuals in quarantine.
The City of Framingham is now reporting 8,475 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus.
Framingham 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.”
Since the pandemic, began 251 individuals have died from COVID-19 in the City of Framingham.
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 City of Framingham announced it has administered 6,065 vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson) under the Equity Initiative, that is an increase of 59 vaccines in the last 7 days.