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Framingham Sees Small Uptick in Known Covid-19 Cases

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.

Covid-19 Known New Infections Prior 14 Days by Community

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