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Framingham Still a Covid-19 Red Zone City, but Cases and Positivity Dip

Framingham remains a high-risk “red-zone” Covid-19 community, according to data released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, with known daily new infections almost twice the level to be classified in the red.

However, both cases per 100,000 and positivity rates dipped a bit in Framingham this week. The city had an average of 15.3 known new infections per 100K over the most recent 14-day period, compared with 17.8 a week ago. And, the test positivity rate declined to 2.7% vs. 3.16% last week.

Framingham no longer has the worst Covid-19 numbers in MetroWest, as Marlborough reported an average of 19.9 known new infections per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 3.44%.

Other area communities in the red zone include Ashland, Hudson, and Holliston.