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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 11, 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, 467 new positives bring statewide total to 77,313
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon June 11 that there are 467 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 77,313. Today, the state is reporting 51 new deaths, and a total to 6,113 total deaths in Pennsylvania. Bucks County reports 5,365 cases and a total of 540 deaths; Chester County 3,189 cases and 304 deaths; Delaware County 6,805 cases and 605 deaths; Lehigh County 3,907 cases and 263 deaths; Montgomery County 7,754 cases and 748 deaths; Northampton County 3,202 cases and 238 deaths; Philadelphia 19,572 cases and 1,477 deaths. There are 476,439 patients in the state who have tested negative to date. In the state there are 630 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 is 72 percent.

New Jersey cases total 165,346
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of June 11 there are 165.346 cases of COVID-19 and 12.377 deaths. There are 7,275 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 510 people have died. Hunterdon County reports 1,028 cases and 64 deaths.


Wolf administration provides guidance to resume high school and other sports
The Wolf administration yesterday issued preliminary guidance for high school and recreational sports teams to resume voluntary workouts and other in-person activities in the state’s yellow and green phases. The guidance includes college and professional sports.

Human Services extends emergency assistance program; help with home energy crisis funding and school meals available
Department of Human Services (DHS) yesterday announced a one-month extension of the temporary Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) and reminded Pennsylvanians of other assistance programs that remain available as the commonwealth reopens and Pennsylvanians recover from economic challenges caused by COVID-19.

Senate approves Constitutional Amendment to limit length of future disaster declarations
Future emergency disaster declarations could not be extended beyond 30 days without legislative approval under a proposed Constitutional Amendment that was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate Wednesday, according to Senator Bob Mensch (R-24), who supported the measure.

Department of Human Services issues request for application for Regional Response Health Collaboration Program
The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced a Request for Applications (RFA) for its new Regional Response Health Collaboration Program (RRHCP). The RRHCP is designed to directly support COVID-19 readiness and response in long-term residential care facilities, improve infection prevention, and facilitate continuity of care and other services provided by long-term care facilities in a manner that mitigates risk of spread of COVID-19 to staff or residents.


St. Luke’s launches “Return to Work” program for businesses
St. Luke’s Occupational Medicine, in collaboration with St. Luke’s Behavioral Health, St. Luke’s Fitness Centers and St. Luke’s Care Now sites, are launching a Return to Work program for businesses as local communities begin to open at this point during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Support

Planting With Purpose: PHS Introduces a new food initiative
As the world faces the challenges of COVID-19, the fear of diminishing access to fresh food and produce grows nationwide. The greater Philadelphia area ranks in the top 10 U.S. cities with the highest number of food insecure residents, with more than 12% of the population in the region before the pandemic. In Philadelphia County, the number is higher than the national average, with an estimated 302,685 people living with food insecurity and increasing.

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