PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 840 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 139,482. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 67 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests. Today’s case count represents totals for three days, since new cases were last reported on Friday, April 30.
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 3,477. Of the 3,477 total deaths, 1,195 (34%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health reports 437 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 48 on ventilators.
Application now open for the SBA’s $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is scheduled to open applications today Monday, May 3, 2021 for the new Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. More information, including how businesses can create a registration account for the new Fund, is available in this press release. At sba.gov/restaurants, businesses can register for the program, find an application checklist, user guide, FAQs, and more.
Established under the American Rescue Plan, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides a total of $28.6 billion in direct relief funds to restaurants and other hard-hit food establishments that have experienced economic distress and significant operational losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Funds must be used for allowable expenses by March 11, 2023.
- City’s COVID-19 homepage: phila.gov/covid-19.
- COVID-19 guidance in multiple languages.
- Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 response.
- Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline: 1 (800) 722-7112.
- Residents can text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to get updates sent to their phones.
- Residents can now set their own appointments to be vaccinated at City-run clinics.
- There are multiple public transit options to get to City-run clinics.
- COVID-19 testing is available for free at sites throughout Philadelphia.
- Businesses with questions about how to comply with the City’s restrictions 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.
Resources for Media:
- Recordings of COVID-19 briefings (Subtitles available in multiple languages).
- COVID-19 press releases.