PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 291 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 32,348. Today’s case count represents totals for three days, since new cases were last reported on Friday, August 14.
The Department of Public Health confirmed two additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 1,717. Of the 1,717 total deaths, 864 (50%) 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.
Trash and Recycling Collections: Trash and recycling collections should be set out on their regular day for this week (week of August 17). Residents should expect delays. The Streets Department anticipates trash will be slightly delayed and recycling will be significantly behind as crews continue to prioritize trash collections to mitigate the threat to health and safety. Collections continue to be impacted by severe weather, increased tonnage and attendance.
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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