Note: Due to the changing nature of the pandemic and the City’s response, several of the figures reported in the twice weekly press release no longer adequately described the goals of the response or the information that was most relevant to the press and public. The City may modify this format in the future if these changes do not adequately satisfy the needs of the situation at that time.
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today reported an additional 25,324 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Philadelphia since last reported on Thursday, June 10, 2021. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians to at least 668,710, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to at least 857,383. Currently, 53.8 percent of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated, and 69 percent of Philadelphia adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department of Public Health reports 87 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 13 on ventilators.
In the last two weeks, one percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. Thus far during the pandemic, 144,645 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 3,705 have succumbed to the virus. Philadelphia is averaging 43 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks.
Philadelphia Phillies Give Away 1,000 Tickets at Philadelphia Vaccine Clinics: In order to continue to encourage Philadelphians to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the Phillies have partnered with the Department of Public Health to distribute 500 two-ticket packets to fans who get vaccinated at select upcoming Health Department clinics. The first 500 people to be vaccinated with either a first or second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine at the following clinics will receive two tickets to an upcoming Phillies game:
- Tuesday, June 15, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107 – Second dose of Pfizer only.
- Wednesday, June 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Lonnie Young Recreation Center, 1100 E. Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138.
- Friday, June 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., University of the Sciences, Athletic/Recreation Center ARC, 730 S 43rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
- Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Esperanza, 4261 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.
The clinic at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is a second-dose catch-up clinic. Anyone who has only received one dose of Pfizer vaccine can walk-up and get their second dose. People who do this will be considered fully vaccinated on Tuesday, June 29. This is the last planned second-dose catch-up clinic.
Press interested in getting footage from the Convention Center on Tuesday, June 15 should email email@example.com by close of business today, Monday, June 14 to reserve a time when a press officer can escort them.
Businesses are Allowed to Require Patrons to Wear Masks: On Friday, June 11 the Health Department began allowing fully vaccinated people to go indoors in most settings without a mask. Unvaccinated people are still required to wear masks indoors under the state’s mandate. The announcement last week specified that businesses were allowed to continue requiring masks to be worn, regardless of vaccine status. Today, the Health Department published a sign that businesses can download and post in their window announcing that they will continue requiring masks. The sign can be found on the COVID Posters Webpage.
- 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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