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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - July 15, 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, 994 positives bring statewide total to 97,665

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, July 15, that there are 994 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 97,665. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,957 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 26 new deaths reported.
Allegheny County is reporting an increase of 246 cases. Philadelphia is reporting an increase of 135 cases.

Numbers by county

- Bucks County: 6,189 cases and 572 deaths
- Chester County: 4,108 cases and 334 deaths
- Delaware County: 7,651 cases and 669 deaths
- Lehigh County: 4,465 cases and 330 deaths
- Montgomery County: 8,972 cases and 832 deaths
- Northampton County: 3,582 cases and 283 deaths
- Philadelphia: 23,263 cases and 1,653 deaths
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between July 8 and July 14 is 139,819 with 5,372 positive cases. In the last day, close to 28,800 COVID-19 diagnostic test results were reported to the department, the highest one-day number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results reported.

New Jersey cases total 175,915

The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of July 15 there are 175,915 cases of COVID-19 and 13,635 deaths plus 1,947 probable deaths. There are 7,815 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 561 people have died. In Mercer County, there are 11 new cases and also 52 probable deaths from COVID-19. Hunterdon County reports 1,095 cases and 70 confirmed deaths plus 56 probable deaths from COVID-19. There is 1 new case in Hunterdon County. In New Jersey, 1,721,231 persons have been tested.


Wolf administration grants third extension to license to carry firearm permits

The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that Gov. Tom Wolf has granted an additional extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expiring on March 19 or later are now valid through Sept. 30. The previous extension was set to expire on July 31.

Details about the extension 

Wolf Administration to reimburse county fair boards for harness races held despite canceled fairs

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced Gov. Tom Wolf’s approval of a legal waiver allowing the department to reimburse local fair boards for harness races held at otherwise canceled fairs. The waiver, approved July 6, was made possible by the governor’s June 3, Disaster Emergency Declaration. It will affect 11 county fairs that have scheduled or held harness races in 2020, while canceling their fairs to diminish public health risks tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wolf administration: Farmers Market Nutrition Program connects hungry Pennsylvanians with fresh, local food

At the new Allison Hill Farmers Market in Harrisburg today, the Departments of Agriculture, Aging and Health reminded Pennsylvania’s low-income seniors and WIC recipients to use their vouchers from the Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) to purchase fresh, local fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers markets and farm stands across the commonwealth.

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Community Support

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve concludes Emergency Relief Fund today

Today is the last day of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s Emergency Relief Campaign, which has raised more than $62,000 since March.

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