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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Since Friday, September 4, 32 Residents have Tested Positive, Averaging 6.4 Cases Per Day,

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


*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Friday, September 4, 32 Residents have Tested Positive, Averaging 6.4 Cases Per Day, 27 More have Recovered, and the City Learns of Three New Fatalities Related to COVID-19; 
Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 Data;
State to Deploy “Community Outreach Teams” to Framingham to Increase COVID-19 Education and Distribute Hand Sanitizer, and has Provided the City with Customized Messaging Materials

  • Since Friday, September 4, 32 have residents have tested positive, averaging 6.4 cases per day, 27 more have recovered, and the City learns of three new fatalities related to COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 2,063. With 1,840 recovered and 128 fatalities, Framingham currently has 95 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 92 residents in quarantine.

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

  • State to deploy “Community Outreach Teams” to Framingham to increase COVID-19 education and distribute hand sanitizer, and has provided the City with customized messaging materials: With more than eight cases per 100,000, Framingham remains in the “red” or “high-risk” category for COVID-19 infections. On Friday, September 4, the State extended COVID-19 testing in Framingham until September 30, and today, the City confirmed additional resources that were discussed collaboratively on a call late last week. The State will supplement the City’sefforts to slow the spread of the virus by deploying “Community Outreach Teams” this weekend. The State is in discussions with the Health Department about where the teams should focus their efforts. The City also received customized messaging to support Framingham’s COVID-19 communications effort.

  • 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 COVID19 in Framingham, please call the City’s informational line at (508) 532-5411, Mon-Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. 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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