PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 397 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 (over 5,800). That brings the number of confirmed cases to 41,564. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 14 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests.
“Today’s numbers are a clear warning that the epidemic is growing rapidly in our region,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley. “Everyone in Philadelphia should be even more cautious—avoiding contact with others unnecessarily and wearing a mask whenever you must be around anyone other than your household members.”
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 1,853. Of the 1,853 total deaths, 906 (49%) were long-term care facility residents.
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.
Resources for Media:
- Recordings of COVID-19 briefings (Subtitles available in multiple languages).
- COVID-19 press releases.