There wasn’t much noteworthy or new in this week’s Framingham Covid numbers. Both tests and cases were down around 10 percent in the most recent 14-day period compared with the same period a week ago, according to data released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Testing has dropped considerably since early Spring. There were fewer than one-third the amount of tests administered recently than during the end of April.
Unfortunately, we don’t know whether the lower number of tests is appropriate because fewer people need testing, or whether it means we’re missing more cases now than before.
Framingham had an average of 0.9 known new cases per 100,000 population over the most recently available 14-day period, down slightly from 1.0 a week ago.
Test positivity ticked up to a still low 0.36% vs. 0.32% last week.
72.9% of all Framingham residents (not just those 12 and over who are eligible) have had at least one Covid vaccine. 65.1% are fully vaccinated.