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Posted on: May 3, 2020

Forty-two additional residents test positive

*COVID-19 UPDATE* 

Forty-two Additional Test Positive Today and City Learns of Two New Virus-Related Fatalities


  • Forty-two additional residents test positive, and City learns of two new COVID-19-related fatalities: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now 1,016. With 274 cases recovered and 33 fatalities, Framingham currently has 709 active cases. The Framingham Health Department reports that it continues to see a high number of cases resulting from household transmissions and in apartment settings, in addition to essential services workers. The Health Department continues to offer hotel stays for those who have tested positive, but a majority have declined the offer. The Department contacts the people who were potentially exposed and the owners of the businesses or places of employment where the potential exposures occurred to inform and counsel them on next steps (contact tracing). In addition to the active cases, the Framingham Health Department currently is following 235 residents in quarantine.
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  • COVID-19 in Framingham: Information on COVID-19 in Framingham can be found here. To receive information from the City on a mobile device, text "Join FraminghamMA" to 30890. Residents also can find updates on Facebook and Twitter - @Framingham_MA. For questions regarding COVID-19 in Framingham, please call the Emergency Operations Center at (508) 532-5800. If there is an urgent update, the City will employ the "Alert Framingham" phone messaging system, otherwise known as Rave. To sign up for the City’s Rave system, please go here: https://www.smart911.com/


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