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Framingham Covid-19 Cases, Positivity Jump

Framingham’s known new Covid-19 cases soared to an average of 17.8 per 100,000 population over the past two weeks, according to data released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. That’s now more than double the rate that would classify the city as a high-risk red zone community.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

And, the percentage of positive tests in Framingham was higher than 3% for the first time in three weeks.

Framingham is now far from alone among MetroWest communities in the red zone. Marlborough’s average rate of known new cases was even higher than Framingham’s at almost 20 (19.9) with a positivity rate also above 3%. Hudson hit 17.4 cases per 100K and positivity above 3%.

Southborough, Holliston, and Milford are also now in the red zone, although their rates remain significantly below Framingham’s. Natick and Ashland are still well below the 8 cases per 100K red-zone level.