PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 141 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 30,354.
The Department of Public Health confirmed no additional fatalities in Philadelphia, however the total number of deaths has decreased by one due to data reconciliation. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 1,690. Of the 1,690 total deaths, 861 (51%) were long-term care facility residents. 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.
PPE Procurement Opportunity: Since the start of the pandemic, the City of Philadelphia has worked aggressively to obtain stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to meet its needs and those of its local partners. In order to maintain a more adequate and reliable supply going forward, the City is offering an opportunity for vendors who supply PPE to compete on an Invitation For Bid (IFB). The IFB will be posted on the City’s contracts hub on Monday, August 3, 2020. Vendors will need to be registered on PHLContracts to respond to this opportunity. Interested businesses can find more information on how to become a vendor with the City of Philadelphia and begin the registration process online now.
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 email@example.com.
- The PHL COVID-19 Fund continues to solicit donations to aid nonprofits that are on the frontline of the pandemic.
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