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Coronavirus

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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COVID-19 UPDATE: 711 Philadelphia patients being treated, 1,289 hospitalized

April 14, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 427 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 6,813. While the daily count has remained low over the past few days, some labs do not report results over the weekend, and the City has…

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Treasury Dept: Relief Deposits Have Begun, More Coming Wednesday

April 14, 2020

SUN Coronavirus Relief Check Watch WHEN WILL I GET THE PAYMENT? Direct deposits began this weekend. The Treasury said that tens of millions will receive direct deposit payments by Wednesday. Everyone who gets a payment will receive written notice within 15 days after the payment that specifies how much you received and how it was…

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Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund Deadline extended to April 15

April 11, 2020

The City and PIDC announced that the deadline for micro-businesses to submit applications for funding from the Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund is before midnight on Wednesday, April 15. The Relief Fund, which launched on March 23 with approximately $9.25 million, has received over 6,000 applications from businesses seeking more than $82 million in…

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Apr. 10 UPDATE: 33 additional coronavirus deaths in Philadelphia, death toll now 137

April 10, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 522 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 5,793. 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….

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Mayor Jim Kenney’s open letter to the City of Philadelphia: COVID-19

April 10, 2020

Fellow Philadelphians: Every year since 2016 I’ve been thrilled to take part in Philly Free Streets as thousands of residents from every neighborhood came out to walk, bike, roll, and play after we closed some streets to cars. Each time I was awestruck. Their unbridled joy, their enthusiasm, and their love for our city were…

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Amid coronavirus pandemic, Black mistrust of medicine looms

April 9, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this March 26, 2020, photo, Rahmell Peeples walks in his neighborhood during an interview in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Peebles, who is skeptical of what he hears from white-run media and government, didn’t see the need for alarm over the new coronavirus. Peebles is one of roughly 40 million black…

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