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Posted on: July 20, 2020

*COVID-19 UPDATE* Since Friday, July 17, 16 Residents have Tested Positive, Six More have Recovered

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07/20/2020
For further information contact:
Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315


*COVID-19 UPDATE* 
Since Friday, July 17, 16 Residents have Tested Positive, Six More have Recovered, and
City Learns of One New Fatality Related to COVID-19;
Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 Data;
Reminder: Community Hour Tuesday, July 21, at 5 p.m.,
Focused on 
Framingham’s Older Adults Amid COVID-19: The Past Three+ months and the Future 

  • Since Friday, July 17, 16 residents have tested positive, six more have recovered, and City learns of one new fatality related to COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 1,772. With 1,562 recovered and 120 fatalities, Framingham currently has 90 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 Health Department is following 76 residents in quarantine.

  • The City’s Department of Public Health distributes demographic COVID-19 data every Monday on all confirmed Cases in Framingham since March 1, 2020: Data includes information about confirmed cases by age, gender, race/ethnicity, fatalities, nursing homes, and residential settings. Reference today’s data release here.

  • Community Hour Tuesday, July 21, at 5 p.m., Focused on Framingham’s Older Adults Amid COVID-19 - The Past Three+ months and the Future: Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer will be joined by the Director of the Health Department Dr. Sam Wong; Director of Elder Services, Council on Aging and Callahan Center Grace O’Donnell, and Chairman of the Council on Aging Clyde Dottin, to discuss what the City has done to keep our older adults safe and healthy during the pandemic, what is planned moving forward, and answer/address any questions/comments submitted by attendees. People will be able to pose questions/comments during the hour via the Chat function. If people cannot attend and have questions, please email kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov with the subject line: July 21 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.

  • 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. For questions regarding COVID-19 in Framingham, please call the City’s informational line at (508) 532-5411, Mon-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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