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 109,448. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 30 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests.

The Department of Public Health confirmed 14 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 2,969. Of the 2,969  total deaths, 1,115 (38%) were long-term care facility residents. 

The Department of Public Health reports 378 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 56 on ventilators.

Weekly Vaccine Distribution Updates: The Department of Public Health will provide weekly updates about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Philadelphia using a new blog post on the City’s website. The updates will include highlights of new information for the week, the number of vaccines Philadelphia is receiving each week, running numbers of doses administered, racial and gender breakdowns of vaccine recipients, and a list and map of all sites administering vaccines. Additional categories of information may be added in the future.

New Request for Proposals for Community Vaccine Providers: The Philadelphia Department of Public Health seeks to expand its usual network of vaccine providers by engaging agencies and organizations to build programs able to administer COVID-19 vaccine to Philadelphia residents. PDPH has contracted with PMHCC to solicit proposals from qualified agencies and organizations to implement the COVID-19 Community Vaccine Program. The RFP can be downloaded from PMHCC.

New Community-Based Vaccination Sites: Yesterday, the City announced it will run up to six mass vaccination clinics each week beginning February 22 at Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School in Harrowgate, Martin Luther King Older Adult Center in North Philadelphia, and the University of the Sciences in West Philadelphia. These clinics will be by appointment only. The Department of Public Health will invite people who completed the Vaccine Interest Form and meet Phase 1b criteria to sign up for appointments. 

Testing Site Map: A testing site finder at 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Forms: The City has launched two forms to help Philadelphians register their interest in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. These forms are not for registering for an appointment, but will tell the Department of Public Health how to contact you when you are eligible and vaccine is available for you.

  • Members of the public are encouraged to register using the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form. Individuals who do not have access to the internet can contact the Department of Public Health’s COVID Call Center at 215-685-5488 for help completing the interest form.
  • Employers are encouraged to complete the Workforce COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Form. Employers that complete this form will be contacted to help set up opportunities to vaccinate their prioritized staff when they are eligible and vaccine is available. 

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