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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - July 10, 2020

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Bucks County Coronavirus Summary
Welcome to the Bucks County 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) guide. This page has the latest information on coronavirus in the county, updated daily.

Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 1,009 positives bring statewide total to 93,876
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, July 10, that there are 1009 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 93,876. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,880 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 32 new deaths reported.

The number of new cases in Allegheny County increased by 180 cases overnight. Philadelphia County increased by 182 cases overnight.

Bucks County reports 6,030 cases and a total of 572 deaths; Chester County 3,954 cases and 333 deaths; Delaware County 7,495 cases and 667 deaths; Lehigh County 4,391 cases and 319 deaths; Montgomery County 8,790 cases and 826 deaths; Northampton County 3,527 cases and 279 deaths; Philadelphia 22,735 cases and 1,635 deaths.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between July 3 and July 9 is 128,821 with 4,793 positive test results. About 175 of the total cases reported today did not occur within the past 24 hours but are the result of an influx of private lab results.


New Jersey cases total 174,628
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of July 10 there are 174,625 cases of COVID-19 and 13,532 deaths plus 1,947 probable deaths. There are 7,773 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 553 people have died. In Mercer County, there are 9 new cases and also 44 probable deaths from COVID-19. Hunterdon County reports 1,096 cases and 69 confirmed deaths plus 56 probable deaths from COVID-19. There is 1 new case in Hunterdon County. In New Jersey, 1,678,158 persons have been tested.


Government

Human Services reminds Pennsylvanians to apply for housing, utility and emergency assistance programs
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today encouraged Pennsylvanians who have been affected financially by the COVID-19 public-health crisis to take advantage of programs designed to help with rent payments and utility bills. Miller also advised of the upcoming July 12 deadline to apply for the Emergency Assistance Program, a one-time cash assistance program for families and pregnant women who have lost income or employment due to COVID-19.
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Wolf administration awards nearly $19 million for homelessness assistance and prevention
Today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced nearly $19 million in funding awards to assist in mitigating the impacts of the coronavirus on homeless families and individuals and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth.
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Wolf Administration: Wear masks to protect and support local businesses
Gov. Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today reminded Pennsylvanians to wear masks while shopping and dining to protect and support local businesses.
 
 
Bucks House delegation calls for investigation into ‘failures’ of Unemployment Compensation System
Republican House members from Bucks County today issued a letter to House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) requesting the House Government Oversight Committee conduct an investigation into the “failures” of the Unemployment Compensation program.
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Department of Health announces additional partnership to assist with COVID-19 response in nursing homes
Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced a partnership with Eurofins to assist with nursing home facility testing in the COVID-19 response.
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Events

New Hope Celebrates cancels live Pride celebration
New Hope Celebrates has decided not to go forward with the Pride Parade and Fair in 2020. Instead, virtual events are being planned throughout the year.
 
 
Yardley fundraising event benefits Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence DogFest will host a fundraising event with two local businesses, Commonplace Reader Bookstore and the Yardley Ice House, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11 in Yardley.
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