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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - July 2, 2020

The next issue of the Daily Coronavirus Briefing
will be published on Monday, July 6.  

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, 832 positives bring statewide total to 88,074
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, July 2, that there are 832 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 88,074. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,712 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 25 new deaths.

Bucks County reports 5,801 cases and a total of 565 deaths; Chester County 3,751 cases and 328 deaths; Delaware County 7,253 cases and 657 deaths; Lehigh County 4,280 cases and 305 deaths; Montgomery County 8,514 cases and 806 deaths; Northampton County 3,441 cases and 270 deaths; Philadelphia 21,862 cases and 1,615 deaths.

New Jersey cases total 172,356
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of July 2 there are 172,356 cases of COVID-19 and 13,251 deaths. There are 7,693 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 542 people have died. In Mercer County, there are 25 new cases and also 43 probable deaths from COVID-19. Hunterdon County reports 1,083 cases and 69 deaths plus 55 probable deaths from COVID-19. There are 3 new cases in Hunterdon County. 


Gov. Wolf: ‘Wear a mask, Pennsylvania’
Reiterating the mandate of the mask-wearing order Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed yesterday, Gov. Tom Wolf again today advised all Pennsylvanians that wearing masks when outside the home is mandatory.

Pennsylvania restaurants and bars required to protect workers and patrons during COVID-19
The Wolf administration yesterday reminded Pennsylvanians of the requirements put in place for restaurants and bars to protect the health and safety of workers and patrons from COVID-19.

Department of Revenue offering assistance to tax filers ahead of July 15 filing deadline
With the deadline to file 2019 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns set for July 15, the Department of Revenue is encouraging taxpayers who need help with their returns to call the department’s main call center.


Local organizations receive $200,000 from WSFS Bank to accelerate small business recovery efforts
WSFS Bank announced a $200,000 donation to four organizations, providing relief grants to help local small businesses within the Bank’s footprint impacted by the pandemic. In addition, WSFS dedicated more than 200 Associates to work on Paycheck Protection Program applications and received approvals for more than 5,000 loans worth nearly $1 billion. These businesses employ about 100,000 people in the region.


Adventure Aquarium slated to reopen July 15
Adventure Aquarium in Camden, N.J., is set to reopen exclusively for members on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, and for all guests on Friday, July 17. In addition, the activation deadline for the PreK Kids Adventure Pass and Groupon vouchers has been extended until Saturday, Oct. 31.
Arts, Culture & Recreation 
ArtYard presents short “object-performance” films online starting today
ArtYard presents “Re/Bound: A Virtual Presentation of Short Object-Performance Films.” Curated by Sarah Finn and featuring original works by Andrew Murdock, Rourou Ye, Robin Frohardt and Hyung Seok Jeon, who straddle the disciplines of live performance, puppetry and film.