FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools reported 26 new COVID cases on Thursday, December 16. The district reported 26 COVID cases on Wednesday and 21 cases on Tuesday.
The district said it was seeing a “surge” in cases since the Thanksgiving break.
There were 8 new COVID cases at Framingham, for a total of 36 cases this week.
There were three cases each at Stapleton Elementary, Barbieri Elementary, King Elementary and Harmony Grove Elementary.
There were two cases each at Fuller Middle and Walsh Middle.
There was one case reported at the following schools: Hemenway and McCarthy.
There have been 445 total cases of COVID in the school district in the 2021-2022 school year.
Framingham High has had the most cases with 127 cases, with more than 65% since Thanksgiving. There are more than 2,500 students at Framingham High.
Harmony Grove is second with 39 cases and Barbieri Elementary with 35 cases.
The public school district has said due to the surge, they are struggling with other issues related to the coronavirus.
“At this point in time we are significantly delayed in our ability to contact trace due to the surge we are experiencing as a district. This is not unique to Framingham; other urban districts are experiencing similar surges,” said the Framingham Public Schools COVID team.