PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 274 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 26,810. Today’s case count represents totals for three days, since new cases were last reported on Friday, July 3.
The Department of Public Health confirmed one additional fatality in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 1,617. Of the 1,617 total deaths, 831 (51%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health noted continued progress in congregate settings, including nursing homes and the Department of Prisons. Current and cumulative totals of both symptomatic and asymptomatic positive cases in Philadelphia prisons are now posted on the testing and data page of the City’s COVID-19 website.
Applications for Phase 2 of COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program: Applications for a second phase of rental assistance for tenants affected by COVID-19 will be accepted starting at 2 p.m today, Monday, July 6, at PHLRentAssist.org. Applications may be submitted until September 30 or when funding runs out. The first phase of rental assistance was able to assist more than 4,000 tenants. However, nearly 13,000 tenants applied to the program. Phase 2 will allow about 6,300 more renters to get help. Funding comes to Pennsylvania from the federal CARES Act. The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is distributing funds to each county in the state. Philadelphia’s share is $28.45 million. Funding will be awarded for qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Spraygrounds Open: The City today turned on spraygrounds and spray features at 91 Parks & Recreation facilities. Spraygrounds will be open to the public weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Residents can find their nearest sprayground here.
Trash and Recycling Resumes Weekly Collection: Beginning today, the Department of Streets will resume collecting recycling every week along with trash. Regular trash and recycling collections will continue on or as close to its normal schedule as possible. Residents should place both trash and recycling out on their normal collection day at the regular pick up location. Residents are urged to use lids for recycling bins and trash cans, and bags should be tied tightly to prevent debris from blowing away. Lids for City-issued recycling bins can be picked up from Sanitation Convenience Centers.
Testing Site Map: A testing site finder at phila.gov/testing helps people find a free COVID-19 test in Philadelphia. Anyone can search for a site by address, click on a map location for specific site information, and filter by day of week and by drive-thru or walk-up.
- City’s COVID-19 homepage: phila.gov/covid-19.
- COVID-19 resources translated into multiple languages.
- Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline: 1 (800) 722-7112.
- Residents can text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to get updates sent to their phones.
- Find out more about testing for COVID-19.
- Businesses with questions about reopening using the Department of Public Health’s guidelines should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The PHL COVID-19 Fund continues to solicit donations to aid nonprofits that are on the frontline of the pandemic.
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