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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools reported a record 148 new COVID cases in the district today, January 10.

Seven schools had double-digit cases.

The 148 new cases is the most reported in a single day at the school district since the pandemic began in 2020.

On Thursday, January 6, the district reported 141 cases, that was the record high one-day total until today.

It is unknown if the cases are all students, staff, or a combination of both. The district does not separate that number in its dashboard.

Framingham Public School District returned back to class on Monday, January 3, after the winter holiday vacation break.

There have been 428 cases in the school district since January 1, 2022.

That means 42% of all cases this school year have been since January 1, 2022.

The district has about 10,000 students.

The district surpassed 1,000 cases in the school year today.

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Since the start of the school year, there have now been 1,018 COVID cases in the school district, with 837 of the cases since Thanksgiving. That means 82.22% of the cases have been since Thanksgiving.

Framingham High School has the most total cases this school year with 292. The school has about 2,400 students plus staff. That means 29% of all cases have been at Framingham High.

Today, there were 32 cases reported at Framingham High.

There were 21 cases at Harmony Grove and 20 cases at Brophy Elementary.

There were 15 cases at Fuller Middle and 13 cases at Walsh Middle.

There were 12 cases at Potter Road and 10 cases at Dunning Elementary

There were 6 cases at McCarthy, 5 at Stapleton, and 4 at Hemenway.

There were 4 cases at BLOCKS preschool and 3 at Cameron Middle.

Thwere two cases reported at King Elementary and 1 case reported at Farley administration.

Framingham Superintendent Bob Tremblay called a snow day for Friday.

As mentioned earlier, Framingham High has the most cases in the district this school year with 292.

Harmony Grove is second with 83 cases.

Potter Road is third with 71 cases.

The Farley Administration Building has reported a total 21 cases this 2021-2022 school year

Last Wednesday, it was decided to pause for two weeks all group indoor activities to limit the spread of COVID in the City.

That decision meant that sports, theatre, clubs, and after-school academic supports were paused.

Sports, clubs, and theatre are still paused along with all other group activities indoor in the City of Framingham.

The high school musical was moved from performances this weekend to February 2022.

Loring Arena is closed to group activities and the Framingham Public Library moved all programming to online and remote, through January 21.

The decision was due to a spike in COVID cases. cases rose more than 190% in the week prior to more than 1,300 positive cases. The City said it had more than 1,700 active coronavirus cases.

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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.