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Posted on: April 21, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Wednesday, April 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/21/2021

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

*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Monday, 20 Residents have Tested Positive, and 26 More have Recovered from COVID-19
Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 and Vaccination Data;
Framingham Equity Vaccination Report

  • Since Monday, 20 residents have tested positive, and 26 more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 8,035. With 6,266 recovered and 243 fatalities, Framingham currently has 1,526 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 701 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.

  • Framingham Equity Vaccination Report: The weekly equity vaccination data report provided by the State of Massachusetts can be found here. The report's goal is to show a snapshot of the vaccine administration within the City to inform Framingham's vaccine equity efforts. "I appreciate participating in your (Framingham's) efforts, learning about the impactful experiences of your partners and the differences being made in the lives of your residents," said Barry Callis, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Equity Vaccine Program Liaison. "Your (Framingham's) progress shows in reaching and exceeding state averages on many of the variables identified in your weekly report." The State posts a weekly report on Fridays, and going forward, the City plans to incorporate the report into Monday’s Equity Initiative Update.
     
  • 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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