PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today reported an additional 9,604 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Philadelphia since last reported on Thursday, July 15. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians to at least 750,077, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to at least 912,811. Currently, 60.4 percent of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated, and 73.5 percent of Philadelphia adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department of Public Health reports 48 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with one on ventilators.
In the last two weeks, two percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. Thus far during the pandemic, 145,939 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 3,756 have succumbed to the virus. Philadelphia is averaging 56 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks.
Statement from Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole: “We have been watching the number of COVID cases rise in other states recently, most likely due to the Delta variant, and now it looks like we’re starting to see a small, but real increase here in Philadelphia,” said Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole. “Our relatively high vaccination rates will help to protect us, with more than three-quarters of a million Philadelphians fully vaccinated, and the fact that our relatively high rates are consistent for adults 45 and over across racial and ethnic groups is encouraging. But that does nothing to protect those who have not been fully vaccinated, including children who are too young to be vaccinated. The best thing you can do to protect your loved ones is to get vaccinated – and get your second dose as soon as you’re eligible. For those who are not yet fully vaccinated, please do everything else you can to protect yourself: choose outdoor rather than indoor spaces, avoid crowded indoor spaces, wear a mask when around others, and consider double masking when you do have to be in public indoor spaces. You can protect those in your community and keep Delta out of your home.”
- 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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