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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - July 6, 2020


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, new positives bring statewide total to 90304
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, July 6, that there are 2,230 additional positive cases of COVID-19 since July 3, bringing the statewide total to 90,304. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

Bucks County reports 5,912 cases and a total of 568 deaths; Chester County 3,839 cases and 329 deaths; Delaware County 7,349 cases and 659 deaths; Lehigh County 4,317 cases and 307 deaths; Montgomery County 8,634 cases and 811 deaths; Northampton County 3,475 cases and 273 deaths; Philadelphia 22,017 cases and 1,619 deaths.

There are 634 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 743,020 patients who have tested negative to date.

New Jersey cases total 173,402
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of July 6 there are 173,402 cases of COVID-19 and 13,555 deaths. There are 7,740 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 546 people have died. In Mercer County, there are 14 new cases and also 51 probable deaths from COVID-19. Hunterdon County reports 1,088 cases and 69 confirmed deaths plus 55 probable deaths from COVID-19. There are 2 new cases in Hunterdon County. In New Jersey, 1,534,640 persons have been tested.


CARES financial assistance available for renters financially impacted by COVID-19
Renters who were financially impacted by the economic slowdown related to the coronavirus pandemic are able to access applications for rent relief. Applications are easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s website at The last day applications will be accepted is September 30, 2020.

Gov. Wolf announces $53 million in additional support for child care providers
Gov. Tom Wolf visited the child care center at PSECU headquarters in Harrisburg today to announce $53 million in additional financial support for child care providers that have suffered during COVID-19.

SBA and Treasury announce release of PPP loan data
The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the release of detailed loan-level data regarding the loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program. This disclosure covers 4.9 million PPP loans made to businesses and nonprofits.

Pennsylvania arts organizations receive $2.3 million in pandemic relief
Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that 309 nonprofit arts organizations will receive grants totaling $2.3 million to help with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds from the CARES Act support staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel, and facilities costs. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) distributed $1.8 million to 36 organizations that will each receive a $50,000 grant. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency under the office of the Governor, distributed the remaining $527,000 to 273 organizations that will each receive a $1,930 grant.

Community Support

KidsPeace youth, nursing home residents connect amid COVID-19 lockdowns
Loneliness has proved to be a “side effect” of society’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you’re an elderly resident of a nursing home, or a young person being treated in a residential mental health facility, the coronavirus lockdown has had the same effect – separating you from your family.

Arts, Culture & Recreation

Free Library of New Hope and Solebury reopens
The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury has reopened. Masks are required. Patrons are required to maintain social distance, and to limit their time in the building. The bathroom will be closed. A limited number of computers are available for public use, with a one-hour time limit. There will be no book donations. Do not enter areas designated “Staff Only.”

Bethlehem museum extends ‘Art of Precision: The Engineered Sculpture of Christopher Bathgate’
Due to the museum’s closure in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) in Bethlehem has announced it will extend its exhibit, “Art of Precision: The Engineered Sculpture of Christopher Bathgate,” through Sunday, Aug. 30.