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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham today, December 14, announced 281 new COVID-19 cases since last week.

Last week, the City reported 234 new cases.

The City of Framingham said it now has 408 active cases, up from 310 last week, and 210 the week before.

Framingham has had a total of 10,127 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 72,500 residents., according to the official census.

That means roughly 14% 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 9,407 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 255 individuals have died from COVID-19 in the City of Framingham, as the city announced a new death today, December 8.

The City’s equity vaccine initiative has vaccinated 7,467 in 2021, up from 7,104, or 363 new vaccinations.

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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.