PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 312 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 109,760. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 47 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests.
The Department of Public Health confirmed 11 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 2,980. Of the 2,980 total deaths, 1,121 (38%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health reports 370 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 62 on ventilators.
Approved Weekend Street Closures for Outdoor Dining (February 12-14): In June, the City launched four new options for restaurants to operate outdoor dining in order to earn much needed revenue. To see this weekend’s approved street closures, view this blog. Vehicular traffic should avoid these streets.
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.