Framingham saw a small uptick in known Covid-19 cases in the last 14 days compared with a similar period a week earlier, according to data released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
The city’s daily rate of new infections per 100,000 population stood at 1 – same as the state-wide rate.
However, while the city’s total cases rose 25% from the prior week’s tally, number of tests dropped by 13%.
This marked the first time since April 1 that the reported rate for Framingham went up – although rates are considerably lower now.
Test positivity increased to (a still low) 0.32% vs 0.23% a week earlier.
Vaccination rates continued to increase, although unsurprisingly, the rate of increase has slowed. 64.5% of city residents are now fully vaccinated, according to Mass DPH data, and 72.4% have received at least one dose. That percentage is calculated based on the city’s entire population, not only those 12 and older who are eligible.
There was a 0.4 point rise in residents with at least 1 vaccine dose – 72.4% this week vs 72% last week. The increase was 0.8 points the prior week. However, this past week included the Independence Day holiday.