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Posted on: April 20, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Monday, April 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/19/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Friday, April 16, 60 Residents have Tested Positive, 51 More have Recovered, and City Learns of One New Fatality Associated with COVID-19; 
Weekly Food Resource Guide; 
An Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham to be Released Tuesday, April 20;
The Health Department to Distribute Demographic COVID-19 and Vaccination Data Every Wednesday instead of on Mondays beginning April 21

  • Since Friday, April 16, 60 residents have tested positive, 51 more have recovered, and the City learns of one new fatality associated with COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 8,015. With 6,240 recovered and 243 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,532 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 742 residents in quarantine.
  • Weekly food resource guide: To better manage the food demand, Framingham's Emergency Food Line's coordinators have developed a weekly guide about residents' food availability. View this week's guide in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, here.
  • 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. 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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