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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham today, November 17, announced 97 new COVID-19 cases since last week.

Last week, the City reported 53 new cases, and the week before 85 cases.

The City of Framingham said it now has 133 active cases, down from 169 last week.

Framingham has had a total of 9,371 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.

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The City did not announce how many individuals in quarantine.

The City of Framingham is now reporting 8,872 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 253 individuals have died from COVID-19 in the City of Framingham.

The City’s equity vaccine initiative has vaccinated 6,445 in 2021, up 92 vaccines since last week.

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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.