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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - July 14, 2020



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This guide with interactive tables, charts and maps illustrates the current status of COVID-19 in Bucks County. These data are updated daily.

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Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 929 positives bring statewide total to 96,671

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, July 14, that there are 929 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 96,671. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,931 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 20 new deaths reported.
Of today’s reported cases, 216 cases were a result of a delay in private lab result reporting. The vast majority did not occur within the past 24 hours. Allegheny County is reporting an increase of 331 cases. However, 186 cases are because of the reporting delay. Therefore, Allegheny County had an increase of 145 cases within the past 24 hours.

Numbers by county

- Bucks County: 6,137 cases and 572 deaths
- Chester County: 4,053 cases and 333 deaths
- Delaware County: 7,606 cases and 669 deaths
- Lehigh County: 4,450 cases and 329 deaths
- Montgomery County: 8,907 cases and 829 deaths
- Northampton County: 3,558 cases and 281 deaths
- Philadelphia: 23,128 cases and 1,646 deaths.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between July 7 and July 13 is 130,315 with 5,438 positive cases.


Wolf Administration warns of dangers of not protecting against COVID-19

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine warned the commonwealth is on the verge of repeating the pattern that led to widespread community shut-downs in the spring to mitigate COVID-19, urging residents to stop the cycle by wearing a mask and making important choices to reduce exposure.

Human Services Secretary reminds Pennsylvanians of food assistance resources

Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller visited Philabundance Monday, to assist with ongoing volunteer efforts to ensure food is available for people and families experiencing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and current economic insecurity. Secretary Miller and Philabundance Chief Executive Officer Loree D. Jones reminded Pennsylvanians of food assistance resources available even and especially amidst COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
Ways to get food assistance >> 

Department of Human Services names health systems, academic medical centers selected for regional response health collaboration program

The state Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced applicants selected to participate in the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program (RRHCP). They include Thomas Jefferson University, University of Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley Hospital.
See the applicants selected and the regions included >>


Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announces $1 million for small business research and development grant in Pennsylvania

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said the Department of Energy will award 105 grants totaling $116 million to 92 small businesses in 31 states. These awards include one in Pennsylvania totaling $1 million. Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today’s selections are for Phase II research and development.

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Governors warned of imminent outbreaks in nursing homes 

A letter sent this morning to the National Governors Association (NGA) and state governors from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) warned states of imminent outbreaks at nursing homes and assisted living facilities given the major spikes in new cases in several states across the U.S., combined with serious personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages and significant delays in getting testing results for long term care residents and caregivers. 

Here is a link to a pdf version of the letter.


Despite parade cancellations, PHL17 plans Mummers broadcast on New Year’s Day, Veterans Parade organizers planning virtual events

In light of the City of Philadelphia and Mayor Kenney’s announcement of the cancellation of all large-scale events and social gatherings through February 2021, including the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, PHL17 is committed to bringing the 120-year tradition to viewers on New Year’s Day, and Veterans Parade & Festival organizers said they are planning virtual events.

The virtual parade will go on >>