PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced 1,158 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the number of confirmed cases to 52,043. The Health Department also announced 52 new probable cases of rapid antigen tests.
The Department of Public Health reports five new deaths in Philadelphia from COVID-19 as of today. This means that the number of residents who have lost their lives to the virus in Philadelphia is 1,909. Of the total of 1,909 deaths, 918 (48%) were in nursing homes.
COVID-19 restrictions: As Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley has indicated repeatedly in recent weeks, the City of Philadelphia has actively discussed the implementation of new restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Department of Public Health is using data obtained from positive case investigations to ensure that any restrictions in place can address a specific route of spread. At this time, specific details are still being finalized, but we anticipate that next Monday, November 16 at 1:00 pm we will hold a press conference to announce changes in the restrictions. The Mayor’s Office of Communications will issue a media call with the details on Monday morning.
Map of the test centers: a new test center finder in phila.gov/testing will help people find sites to get tested for COVID-19 for free in Philadelphia. Anyone can search for a site by address, click on its location on the map for specific center information, and filter by weekday and ways of access (on foot or by car).
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