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Posted on: February 17, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Wednesday, February 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/17/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Tuesday, 15 Residents have Tested Positive, and 22 More have Recovered from COVID-19;
City Postpones Saturday, February 20, Vaccination Clinic Due to Vaccine Delay;
Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 Data;
Reminder: Vaccine Appointment Registration for Eligible Residents at the Natick Mall Mass Vaccination Site Opens Tomorrow

  • Since Tuesday, 15 residents have tested positive, and 22 more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 6,596. With 5,183 recovered and 219 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,194 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 483 residents in quarantine. 

  • City postpones Saturday, February 20, vaccination clinic due to vaccine delay: Because of this week's winter storms, Framingham is not assured it will receive its shipment of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine in time to prepare it for a clinic on Saturday, February 20, and therefore will postpone Saturday's clinic. The City will announce when registration opens for the next clinic once it confirms receipt of the vaccine and can safely prepare it for use. 
  • 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.
  • Reminder: Vaccine appointment registration for eligible residents at the Natick Mall Mass Vaccination Site to open Thursday, February 18,: Last week, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that appointment registration for eligible residents at the new Natick Mall Mass Vaccination Site would open tomorrow, Thursday, February 18. The site, run by LabCorp, will begin administering vaccines on Monday, February 22, offering approximately 500 doses a day, eventually scaling up to 3,000 doses. For appointment booking, visit https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine.

  • 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 City's informational line at (508) 532-5411, Mon-Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

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