PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 302 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. This large number of new confirmed cases is due in part to having received a large number of test results today (5,728). That brings the number of confirmed cases to 39,822. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced seven new probable cases from rapid antigen tests.
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 1,840. Of the 1,840 total. Deaths, 904 (49%) were long-term care facility residents.
PHL Rent Assist Deadline Approaching: The deadline for applications for phase two of rental assistance to help tenants who have lost income due to COVID-19 is November 4, 2020. Renters and landlords may submit their application online, by fax, or by mail. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more or apply, visit https://phlrentassist.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: Delayed one day due to Monday’s holiday. Trash collections will be one day behind schedule for the remainder of the week.
- Recycling: Delayed one day due to Monday’s holiday. Recycling collections will be one day behind schedule for the remainder of the week.
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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