PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 84 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 35,340.
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 1,771. Of the 1,771 total deaths, 877 (50 percent) were long-term care facility residents.
Traffic Closures for President Trump’s Visit: Starting at 1 p.m. today, vehicular traffic will be prohibited from 4th to 9th Streets between Vine to Market Streets. No pedestrian traffic will be allowed immediately surrounding the National Constitution Center. Press should follow @PhilaOEM on Twitter for updates.
Weekly COVID-19 Press Conferences Move to Tuesdays Only: Effective this week, the City’s COVID-19 press availabilities on Zoom will take place on Tuesdays only. Additional avails will be held on an as-needed basis. Please continue to send all COVID-19 press inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: On schedule, residents should put out trash on their regular collection day.
- Recycling: On schedule, residents should put out recycling on their regular collection day.
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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