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Coronavirus

Apr. 22, COVID-19 Philly: 10,643 test positive, 423 total deaths

April 22, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 615 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 10,643. The Department of Public Health again noted clusters of positive cases in congregate settings, including nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, and the Department of Prisons. Five…

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COVID-19, 4/20/20: City of Philadelphia Daily Briefing, Liacouras Center receives first hospital overflow patient

April 20, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 339 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 9,553. This large increase over Sunday’s total is partially attributed to a backlog in lab testing; some labs do not report results over the weekend, and…

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Gov. Wolf Extends Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Until May 8

April 20, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM. The initial order was set to expire on April 30. “It is clear that our early…

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Fears of ‘Wild West’ as COVID-19 blood tests hit the market

April 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A scientist presents an antibody test for coronavirus in a laboratory of the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) at the InfectoGnostics research campus in Jena, Germany, Friday, April 3, 2020. An international team of researchers with the participation of the Jena Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) has developed a…

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COVID-19: Female prisoner in Philadelphia, 40, dies from coronavirus

April 15, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The City announced Tuesday the first fatality among inmates in the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP). This death is not counted in the count of death count because the Health Department was notified after the day’s count was closed for review. It will be reflected in Wednesday’s count. The City is reporting it now,…

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