FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools reported 24 new COVID cases on Friday, December 17, but none at Framingham High School, which had 36 new cases in total this week.
The district said it was seeing a “surge” in cases since the Thanksgiving break.
There were 117 new cases reported this week in the school district,, and there has been 286 cases since the Thanksgiving break.
There were five cases reported at both Potter Road and Hemenway Elementary schools.
There were three cases reported Friday at Walsh Middle School.
There were two cases each at BLOCKS, Cameron Middle, Harmony Grove, Stapleton Elementary, and Barbieri.
There was one case reported at Brophy Elementary.
There have been 469 total cases of COVID in the school district in the 2021-2022 school year.
Sixty percent of the cases this school year have been diagnosed after Thanksgiving.
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 41 cases and Barbieri Elementary with 37 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.