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Framingham Covid-19 rates drop again

Framingham’s rate of known new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population dropped again this week, according to data released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Average daily cases for the most recent 14-day period declined 24% from the prior report to 25.6 per 100K. Number of tests administered to city residents only dipped 2%.

The known case rate is about the same as it was in late April, although considerably fewer “official” tests are being given now.

Test positivity – an important indicator now that so many people are testing at home and not included in official statistics – stood at 6%. While still higher than the WHO’s recommended level of 5%, it’s considerably better than the 10% being registered earlier this month.

MWRA South Region Wastewater tests

You can see trends in virus traces found in MWRA South Region wastewater tests below. That data is considered a useful leading indicator of how case trends might go.

There are more graphs of Framingham data at my Framingham Covid-19 data app and statewide data, including by community, at my Massachusetts Covid-19 data app.

See latest Covid-19 data coverage at http://www.district2framingham.com/tags/covid19/.

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