PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 265 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 36,452. Today’s case count represents totals for three days, since new cases were last reported on Friday, September 25.
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 1,800. Of the 1,800 total deaths, 889 (49%) were long-term care facility residents.
Food Site Update: Food sites continue to distribute free, healthy food to families throughout the city with some changes to locations.
- Thursday, September 24 was the last day of food distribution at the Jewish Relief Agency. This food site is now closed.
- Beginning Thursday, October 1, a new food site will open at Tacony Library (6742 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135).
An up-to-date list of sites and schedules is available on the City’s website. The public is encouraged to confirm locations and schedules by calling 311 or visiting phila.gov/food before going to a site. Philly311 can also provide information on local food pantries.
Residents of all ages can continue to pick up a box of food (one box per household) at food sites on Thursdays between 10 a.m. and noon every week. Residents do not have to present ID or proof of income.
There is Still Time to Complete the 2020 Census: To date, 55.6 percent of Philadelphia’s households have completed the 2020 Census. A very limited time remains to ensure a complete and accurate count for the city. Philadelphia residents are strongly encouraged—if they have not done so already—to fill out the census online at 2020census.gov, over the phone, or using the paper form.
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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