PHILADELPHIA –The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 283 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 140,428. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 56 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests.
The Department of Public Health confirmed three additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 3,501. Of the 3,501 total deaths, 1,194 (34%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health reports 390 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 54 on ventilators.
Approved Weekend Street Closures for Outdoor Dining (May 7- May 9, 2021): In June 2020, 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.
- 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 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.