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Coronavirus

April 8 City Briefing: 78 total deaths, 4,777 test positive for coronavirus

April 8, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 505 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 4,777. The Health Department confirmed 13 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 78….

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Apr 9: Septa to close select stations, suspend certain regional rail and bus routes under New Lifeline Service

April 8, 2020

New Lifeline service goes into effect on Thursday, April 9, 2020 across all modes that focuses on providing access for essential workers traveling to hospitals, grocery stores and other life-sustaining services. Below is a summary of the changes: Market-Frankford Line: Select stations will be closed (Church, Tioga, Somerset, York-Dauphin, 2nd Street, 5th Street, 13th Street,…

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COVID-19 UPDATE: 65 deaths in Philadelphia, 4272 infected

April 7, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 544 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 4,272.  The Health Department confirmed 20 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 65….

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COVID-19: Citizens Bank Park testing site to close, Liacouras Center to serve as temporary hospital

April 7, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced Monday 539 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 3,728. 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. The Health…

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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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