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City Provides Update On COVID-19 For Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Published by: Board of Health, Managing Director’s Office, Department of Public Health, Office of the Mayor, Office of Emergency Management Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications [email protected]

For fast launch: February 16, 2021

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health at present introduced 689 extra confirmed instances of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the variety of confirmed instances to 110,836. In addition, the Department of Public Health additionally introduced 21 new possible instances from fast antigen exams. Today’s case depend represents totals for 4 days, since new instances have been final reported on Friday, February 12.

The Department of Public Health confirmed seven extra fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the variety of residents who’ve succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to three,001. Of the three,001 complete deaths, 1,124 (37%) have been long-term care facility residents.

The Department of Public Health stories 310 sufferers with COVID-19 are at the moment being handled in Philadelphia hospitals, with a complete of 44 on ventilators.

“Yesterday, Philadelphia recorded its 3,000th death from COVID-19—that’s more than 3,000 Philadelphians lost to this terrible virus in less than a year,” stated Mayor Jim Kenney. “My thoughts are with the loved ones of those who we’ve lost. Each life taken is one too many.”

Testing Site Map: A testing website finder at phila.gov/testing helps folks discover a free COVID-19 check in Philadelphia. Anyone can seek for a website by handle, click on on a map location for particular website data, and filter by day of week and by drive-thru or walk-up.

COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Forms: The City has launched two kinds to assist Philadelphians register their curiosity in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. These kinds will not be for registering for an appointment, however will inform the Department of Public Health the right way to contact you when you’re eligible and vaccine is accessible for you.

  • Members of the general public are inspired to register utilizing the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form. Individuals who shouldn’t have entry to the web can contact Philly311 (dial 3-1-1) or name the Department of Public Health’s COVID Call Center at 215-685-5488 for assist finishing the curiosity type.
  • Employers are inspired to finish the Workforce COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Form. Employers that full this type might be contacted to assist arrange alternatives to vaccinate their prioritized employees when they’re eligible and vaccine is accessible.

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This press launch was produced by the City of Philadelphia.The views expressed listed below are the writer’s personal.

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