Framingham remains a Massachusetts red-zone Covid-19 community, although both cases and positivity dipped a bit.
The city had an average rate of 10.1 known new cases per 100,000 people over the last two weeks, according to data released by the state Department of Public Health. The state-wide average is 4.6.
Below is my graph of actual average known new cases (not per 100K):(Updated Sept. 11)
Framingham’s positivity rate of 3.17% was more than 3 times the state average of 0.97%, down a bit from 3.46% the previous week.
The state uses average daily reported cases over the most recent 14 days to categorize communities as grey (best), green, yellow, and red. Unfortunately, it does not include positivity rates as part of those calculations.
A rate of more than 8 known daily new infections per 100,000 people classifies a community as in the red zone.