PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 134 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 31,120.
The Department of Public Health confirmed three additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 1,698. Of the 1,698 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.
Travel Recommendations: The Department of Public Health recommends that all Philadelphians continue to follow the travel guidance on the City’s COVID-19 website. Philadelphians should not travel to any of the states colored red on the map presented on the site, and should quarantine for 14 days if they have traveled from any of these areas. The Department of Public Health also noted that this week’s drop in new cases may be driven in part by fewer people reporting recent travel—either to the shore or to other states—during case investigations.
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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