DESE: Framingham Public Schools Reports 204 COVID Cases, Including 23 Staff

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School district reported 204 new COVID cases, between January 27 and February 4, according to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

The Commonwealth said 181 cases were students and 23 cases were staff.

The week before the district reported 135 students cases and 46 staff COVID cases.

On Thursday, the Framingham Public Schools surpassed 2,400 COVID cases for the academic 2021-22 school year. To put that in perspective there is more than 9,300 students in the school district, of which roughly 2,400 are at Framingham High.

For the week, the public school district reported 111 new COVID cases this week, as of 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, according to the district’s dashboard.

The district is now reporting 2,412 total COVID cases during the 2021-2022 school year through February 4, according to its dashboard.

January had the highest number of cases in the school district since the pandemic began in 2020.

For the month of January, the public school district’s dashboard reported 1,748 COVID cases in the school district since January 1, 2022, which is about 75% of all cases this school year.

On January 10, the district reported a record, one-day high of 148 new cases, as the Omicron variant was surging. It now appears to be waning.

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