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4:56 PM / Wednesday April 14, 2021

Coronavirus

Philadelphia police officer dies from coronavirus

April 6, 2020

The City of Philadelphia mourns the loss of one of our own today due to COVID-19. Lt. Jimmy Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Traffic Division passed away on Sunday. Our condolences are with his loved ones and Philadelphia during this tragic time. This tragedy underscores the importance of staying home and staying away from…

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Apr. 5, COVID-19 UPDATE: 3,189 positive cases in Philly, 831 hospitalized

April 5, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 181 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 3,189. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley cautions that some testing laboratories are not sending reports over the weekend, so this total is likely to be an underreporting….

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Apr. 4: City of Philadelphia COVID-19 briefing, 578 additional persons test positive, 35 deaths

April 4, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 578 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 3,008. The Health Department confirmed 9 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 35….

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Apr. 3: City of Philadelphia COVID-19 briefing

April 3, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health on Friday announced 330 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 2,430. The Health Department confirmed nine additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to…

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Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

April 2, 2020

By Aritz Parra, Ciarán Giles And Jill Lawless ASSOCIATED PRESS  MADRID — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak…

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The School District of Philadelphia has announced indefinite closure of schools until further notice

April 1, 2020

The School District of Philadelphia has announced the indefinite closure of its schools until further notice. ​Safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, our staff and the broader Philadelphia community is our highest priority. We will continue to work closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and other…

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Governor Wolf: Request for Major Disaster Declaration Approved

April 1, 2020

Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf/Flickr Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of part of his request to the President for a major disaster declaration to support state, county and local response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Pennsylvania. “We are grateful for federal funding that will support all levels of government as we…

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