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.

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