PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 254 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 34,698. Today’s case count represents totals for three days since new cases were last reported on Friday, September 4.

The Department of Public Health confirmed four additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 1,763. Of the 1,763 total deaths, 876 (50%) were long-term care facility residents.

Access Centers Open September 8: On Tuesday morning, the City of Philadelphia will welcome students attending the newly established Access Centers for their first day. Students will receive new PHLConnectED branded backpacks and school supplies, thanks to a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

There will be a media availability from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning at Simpson Recreation Center (1010 Arrott St, Philadelphia, PA 19124) as students arrive. Cynthia Figueroa, Deputy Mayor for the Office of Children and Families, and Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, will welcome students and be available to answer questions.

Please note, in accordance with health and safety precautions at the Access Centers, media will not be able to go inside the recreation center. Footage and photos from inside an Access Center are available here.

Daily Trash and Recycling Update: Residents can check the daily trash and recycling update blog post to see the current status of trash and recycling collections.

Trash and recycling will not be collected on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Residents with collections on Monday should set out their trash and recycling for collection on Tuesday, September 8. Trash and recycling collections will be one day behind schedule for the remainder of the week due to the holiday.

Testing Site Map: A testing site finder at 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.

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