PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today reported an additional 11,009 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Philadelphia since last reported on Thursday, September 16. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians to at least 851,230, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to at least 1,034,208. Currently, 68.5 percent of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated, and 83.3 percent of Philadelphia adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department of Health reports 228 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 34 on ventilators.
In the last two weeks, four percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. Thus far during the pandemic, 159,374 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 3,847 have succumbed to the virus. Philadelphia is averaging 276 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks.
- 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.
- Health Department COVID Call Center: 215-685-5488.
- 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).
- Recordings of Health Department COVID-19 briefings.
- COVID-19 press releases.