PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 1,772 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 48,896. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced nine new probable cases from rapid antigen tests. Today’s case count represents totals for three days, since new cases were last reported on Friday, November 6.
The Department of Public Health confirmed no additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 1,889. Of the 1,889 total deaths, 917 (49%) were long-term care facility residents.
Public Health Recommendations Following Election Protests and Celebrations: The Department of Public Health recommends that anyone who has been around a large crowd of people recently quarantine for 14 days. This means that they should stay away from others who are not in their household and, if they absolutely have to be around others, give plenty of distance and wear a mask the entire time. Additionally, they should seek out COVID-19 testing seven days after the last day they were around a large crowd.
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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