PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today reported an additional 10,722 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Philadelphia since last reported on Monday, August 16. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians to at least 798,385, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to at least 976,098. Currently, 64.3 percent of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated, and 78.6 percent of Philadelphia adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department of Public Health reports 163 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 20 on ventilators.
In the last two weeks, seven percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. Thus far during the pandemic, 151,300 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 3,789 have succumbed to the virus. Philadelphia is averaging 268 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks.
Approved Weekend Street Closures for Outdoor Dining (August 20-22): 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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