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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 1, 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.

PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 356 new positives bring statewide total to 72,282
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon June 1 that there are 356 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 72,282. Today, the state is reporting 12 new deaths and a total to 5,567 total deaths in Pennsylvania. Bucks County reports 5,100 cases and a total of 503 deaths; Chester County 2,784 cases and 281 deaths; Delaware County 6,481 cases and 559 deaths; Lehigh County 3,770 cases and 228 deaths; Montgomery County 7,093 cases and 686 deaths; Northampton County 3,082 cases and 210 deaths; Philadelphia 18,517 cases and 1,320 deaths. There are 389,431 patients in the state who have tested negative to date. In the state there are 616 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. The recovery rate has been 67 percent. Nearly 37% of people who have tested positive are ages 25-49; 25% are ages 50-64; 28% are ages 65 or older.

New Jersey cases total 160,445
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of May 31, there were 160,445 cases of COVID-19 and 11,698 deaths. There are 8,219 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 597 people have died. Hunterdon County reports 993 cases and 60 deaths.


Department of Health warns of scam targeting WIC recipients
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today warned Pennsylvania’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants of potential scams and cautioned them not to disclose their personal information without verifying the identity of the caller. Although WIC clinics do perform eligibility determinations, they will never call participants to request their bank account information to deposit funds directly into their accounts.

Wolf administration to distribute $80 million in USDA foods, receives extension of COVID-19 Disaster Food Distribution Extension
Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced that the Department of Agriculture has received approval to continue operating the Disaster Household Distribution program, through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), to provide food to Pennsylvanians adversely affected by COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Originally approved by the USDA on March 27, the Disaster Household Distribution program, set to expire the end of May, has been approved through June 25.

Community Support

Caleb’s American Kitchen offering free boxed lunches for essential health, police, fire and emergency services workers
Last Tuesday, Caleb’s American Kitchen honored local heroes by offering free curbside pick-up boxed lunches to essential health, police, fire and emergency services workers. They served a roasted turkey and cheddar sandwich lunch with potato chips, apple and cookie to many members of Bucks County Emergency Services, Buckingham Township Police and Doylestown Health. Caleb’s will continue to offer the box lunches from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays June 2, 9 and 16. Call in your order at 215-794-8588 on Tuesday starting at 11 a.m.
Health & Wellness

The Birches at Newtown offers free family caregiver’s support group online
The Birches at Newtown Personal Care and Memory Care invites the public to attend a free online family caregiver’s support group meeting 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.