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12:25 PM / Tuesday September 29, 2020

10 Apr 2020

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

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April 10, 2020 Category: Coronavirus Posted by:

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. Five additional inmates have tested positive, bringing the current total of positive cases at correctional facilities to 64.

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The Health Department confirmed 33 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 137. Sixty-seven (49%) of the 137 deaths are in long-term care facility residents. Eighty-nine (65%) of the deaths were people over age 70.

The Department of Public Health reports 717 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 1,231 people hospitalized in the region (including Philadelphia).

Testing Sites: The testing site at Citizens Bank Park will not open today due to weather conditions, and will not reopen. Remaining testing kits will be redistributed to other sites to expand their capacity, and any personal protective equipment (PPE) will be used to support hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The City-run location in Center City, announced last week, will continue to serve those who are over the age of 50 and are displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19 coronavirus, as well as health care workers who are displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19 coronavirus. The site is available by appointment only and a referral is required. Those who meet the criteria and want a test can call (267) 491-5870 to obtain a referral.

There are also more than 20 private testing sites across the city run by hospital systems and other organizations.

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