PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 1,054 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 58,291. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 15 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests.
The Department of Public Health confirmed seven additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 1,952. Of the 1,952 total deaths, 925 (48%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health reports 602 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 60 on ventilators.
“Safer at Home” COVID-19 Restrictions: In light of the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia, new “Safer at Home” restrictions are in effect beginning at 5 p.m. today and will remain in place through January 1, 2021. An extension of these restrictions and/or the implementation of additional restrictions is possible depending on trends in the spread of coronavirus in the city. Updated guidance for various businesses and activities can be found on the City’s website. The “Safer at Home” Executive Order can be viewed here.
Food and Meal Site Updates: Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the regular schedule for many food and meal distributions will change next week. The following information is also available on the City’s website.
- Student Meal Sites: The School District of Philadelphia will be closed for food distribution on Friday, November 27 due to the District’s holiday schedule. Students and caregivers can instead pick up student meals for the week (five breakfasts and five lunches) on Wednesday, November 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at any School District student meal site. Families are encouraged to confirm locations and schedules by calling 311 or visiting phila.gov/food. All children and their caregivers are eligible. No ID is required.
- Food Sites: Food sites listed on phila.gov/food will be closed for food distribution on Thursday, November 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Families can instead pick up food at any of the Thanksgiving food sites hosted by Philabundance and Share Food Program. Any resident is eligible. No proof of income needed. Some sites may ask for ID; call ahead to confirm.
- Outdoor Meal Sites: Broad Street Ministry and Thomas Paine Plaza will be closed for meal distribution on Thursday, November 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Individuals can instead find a meal on Thursday, November 26 at the outdoor meal sites listed below. Any resident is eligible. No ID or proof of income is required. One meal per resident.
- Philadelphia Parking Authority Lot
1829 E Clearfield St., 19134
1 – 3 p.m.
- SEAMAAC South Philly Meals
2230 S 8th St., 19148
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Philadelphia Parking Authority Lot
- Need additional food for your family?
- Call 311 for help finding a food pantry. Make sure to call the pantry in advance to confirm their hours.
- Call the WhyHunger hotline at 1-800-5HUNGRY to find food pantries near you, or text your zip code to 1-800-548-6479 to receive a list of nearby food pantries.
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 how to comply with the City’s restrictions 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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