PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 90 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 144,309. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 10 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests. Today’s case count represents totals for three days, since new cases were last reported on Friday, June 4.
The Department of Public Health confirmed two additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 3,671. Of the 3,671 total deaths, 1,230 (34%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health reports 127 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 15 on ventilators.
City Launches “Philly Vax Sweepstakes”: The City of Philadelphia announced today the launch of “Philly Vax Sweepstakes,” a series of three citywide drawings designed to give Philadelphians extra motivation to get their vaccination against COVID-19 as the city fully reopens this summer.
A total of 36 vaccinated Philadelphians will win cash prizes up to $50,000, totaling nearly $400,000 in giveaways. In each of the three drawings on June 21, July 6, and July 19, six individuals will win $1,000; four will win $5,000; and two will win $50,000.
All Philadelphians who would like to participate in the sweepstakes are encouraged to register to guarantee their eligibility: names will be drawn from a pool of those who register as well as those in an existing residential database. Philadelphians whose names are selected will be contacted, and if they are unvaccinated, a new winner will be selected.
Registration can be completed 24 hours a day in English or Spanish in the following ways:
- online at www.PhillyVaxSweeps.com
- by phone at 1-877-642-5666 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET
- by texting “Phillyvax” to 215-608-9799
The “Philly Vax Sweepstakes” was launched in partnership with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. More information is available in this press release.
- 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.
Resources for Media:
- Recordings of COVID-19 briefings (Subtitles available in multiple languages).
- COVID-19 press releases.