PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 689 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 110,836. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 21 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests. Today’s case count represents totals for four days, since new cases were last reported on Friday, February 12.
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 3,001. Of the 3,001 total deaths, 1,124 (37%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health reports 310 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 44 on ventilators.
“Yesterday, Philadelphia recorded its 3,000th death from COVID-19—that’s more than 3,000 Philadelphians lost to this terrible virus in less than a year,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “My thoughts are with the loved ones of those who we’ve lost. Each life taken is one too many.”
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.
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 Philly311 (dial 3-1-1) or call 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.
- 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.
- Complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form (for individuals) or the Workforce COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Form (for employers).
- 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.
Resources for Media:
- Recordings of COVID-19 briefings (Subtitles available in multiple languages).
- COVID-19 press releases.