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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham today, December 29, announced 474 new COVID-19 cases since last week.

Last week, the City reported 430 new cases, and 281 cases the week before.

The City of Framingham said it now has 994 active cases, up from 660 last week, and 408the week before.

Framingham has had a total of 11,031 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Framingham has about 72,500 residents., according to the official census.

That means about 15% 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 9,712 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 258 individuals have died from COVID-19 in the City of Framingham.

The City’s equity vaccine initiative has vaccinated 8,730 in 2021, up 673 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.