PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today reported an additional 9,207 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Philadelphia since last reported on Monday, July 12. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians to at least 744,337, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to at least 907,406. Currently, 59.9 percent of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated, and 73.1 percent of Philadelphia adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department of Public Health reports 50 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of three on ventilators.
In the last two weeks, two percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. Thus far during the pandemic, 145,726 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 3,754 have succumbed to the virus. Philadelphia is averaging 35 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks.
“For the last several weeks, we’ve been watching the numbers of COVID cases in places like Missouri and Florida start to go back up as those states have struggled with the Delta variant,” said Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole. “Now we’re starting to see cases begin to rise here in Philadelphia. This is a dangerous time for people who aren’t vaccinated. The Delta variant spreads more easily than the COVID variants that we’re used to seeing. The best thing Philadelphians can do to keep their loved ones safe and the Delta variant out of their homes is to get vaccinated today and get their second dose as soon as they’re eligible. For everyone who is not yet fully vaccinated, wear a mask whenever you’re around people who you aren’t sure are vaccinated, avoid crowded indoor spaces, and keep your distance.”
Approved Weekend Street Closures for Outdoor Dining (July 16-18): 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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