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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Forty-four Additional Residents Test Positive, and 42 More have Recovered,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/16/2020
For further information contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315                                                                                  


*COVID-19 UPDATE* 
Forty-four Additional Residents Test Positive, and 42 More have Recovered,
City Learns of Five Additional Fatalities Related to COVID-19;
Health Department Releases Demographic COVID-19 Data;
May 19 Zoom Community Hour Focused on Laying the Foundation for Reopening the City 

  • Forty-four additional residents test positive for COVID-19, 42 more people have recovered from the virus, and the City learns of five new COVID-19-related fatalities: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now 1,418. Ten of the new cases are the result of additional testing at long term care and skilled nursing facilities. Today’s fatalities are connected to long term care and skilled nursing facilities. With 561 cases recovered and 74 fatalities, Framingham currently has 783 active cases. The Framingham Health 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 255 residents in quarantine.

  • The City’s Department of Public Health releases demographic COVID-19 data every Saturday on all confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Framingham since March 1, 2020: Data includes information about confirmed cases by age, gender, race/ethnicity, fatalities, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and residential settings. The data release also includes statistics about rates per 100,000 population. Reference today’s data release here. 

  • Zoom Community Hour focused on Laying the Foundation for Reopening the City, Tuesday, May 19, at 5 p.m.: Mayor Spicer will be joined by local leaders to react to Governor Baker’s Monday; May 18, announcement about reopening the state and discuss what it means for Framingham. Attendees will be able to pose questions during the hour via Zoom’s Chat function. If people cannot attend and have questions, please email kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov with the subject line: May 19 Community Hour. Click here for information on how to join. A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend.

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