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Posted on: August 25, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, Wednesday, August 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/25/2021

For further information, contact:

Kelly McFalls
kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-5437
M (774) 285-1315

 

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Wed., Aug. 18, 45 Residents have Tested Positive, and 41 More have Recovered from COVID-19;
Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 and Vaccination Data;
Trilingual Food Resource Guide;
Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham

  • Since Wednesday, August 18, 45 residents have tested positive, and 41 more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 8,644. With 8,244 recovered and 251 fatalities, Framingham currently has 149 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 87 residents in quarantine.

  • Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 and Vaccination Data: The City's Department of Public Health distributes demographic COVID-19 data about confirmed COVID-19 cases and vaccination efforts in Framingham. Reference today's data release here.

  • Food Resource Guide: View the Food Resource Guide in English, Portuguese, and Spanish here.

  • Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham: Last week, vaccinations were provided at the Framingham Public Health Nursing Office, Framingham Public Schools Transportation, and 97 Bethany Hill. Since Wednesday, March 24, 5,805 vaccinations (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson) have been administered under the Equity Initiative. Those who have received dose one of Moderna and Pfizer have been invited to return for a second dose at the same community site to become fully vaccinated. To request a home visit, please call the City's Public Health Nursing Office at (508) 532-5667. Leave your name, phone number, and address, and someone will return your call within 36 hours.

    Reminder: the three vaccines - Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer - are effective against the "Delta" variant FOR THOSE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED. (Two doses of Moderna after 14 days, or two doses of Pfizer after 14 days, or a single dose of Johnson and Johnson after 14 days)

    See the State's Vaccine Equity Initiative dashboard here

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