PHILADELPHIA –The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 370 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 144,126. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 77 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests. Today’s case count represents totals for six days, since new cases were last reported on Friday, May 28; the City now publishes COVID-19 press releases only on Mondays and Thursdays, excluding holidays.
The Department of Public Health confirmed 18 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 3,668. Of the 3,668 total deaths, 1,229 (34%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health reports 167 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 20 on ventilators.
Mobile Vaccination Partnership with Philadelphia Eagles: The City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Eagles are encouraging people to “swoop in” to get vaccinated at sites across the city, starting with a clinic focused on teens on Saturday, June 5 at The Philadelphia School. The clinic run by the Philadelphia Fire Department – which is open to anyone 12 years of age or older who currently lives or works in Philadelphia – will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2501 Lombard St. in Center City. Eagles mascot SWOOP will be on site from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to greet fans, and give away team swag. In addition, the Eagles Eye Mobile powered by Vision To Learn will offer free comprehensive eye care to children of all ages from 8 a.m. to noon. More information is available in this press release.
Approved Weekend Street Closures for Outdoor Dining (June 4 – June 6): 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.
- 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.
- The COVID Prevention and Response Fund is accepting donations to aid nonprofits and individuals that are supporting their community through the pandemic.
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