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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 13, 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, 463 new positives bring statewide total to 78,462
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon June 13 that there are 463 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 78,462. Today, the state is reporting 49 new deaths, and a total to 6,211 total deaths in Pennsylvania. Bucks County reports 5,419 cases and a total of 542 deaths; Chester County 3,269 cases and 307 deaths; Delaware County 6,868 cases and 616 deaths; Lehigh County 3,939 cases and 267 deaths; Montgomery County 7,865 cases and 763 deaths; Northampton County 3,232 cases and 241 deaths; Philadelphia 19,856 cases and 1,502 deaths. There are 496,589 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 74 percent.


Gov. Wolf: State’s measured, phased reopening plan succeeding as other states see cases rise
As Pennsylvania continues to implement Gov. Tom Wolf’s Process to Reopen PA, the state is also among a select few with a steady decline in cases, a positive indicator that the state’s phased, measured reopening plan is working to balance public health with economic recovery.

NJ Gov. Murphy signs executive orders lifting limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings, opening pools effective June 22, and opening additional outdoor recreational businesses
Governor Phil Murphy signed two executive orders 1) raising limits on outdoor and indoor gatherings and 2) opening pools effective June 22 and additional outdoor recreational businesses effective immediately. Under Executive Order No. 152, effective immediately, indoor gatherings are limited to 25 percent of the capacity of the room, but regardless of the room's capacity, such limit shall never be less than 10 or more than 50 people. All attendees at the gathering must wear face coverings, unless for a medical reason or if the individual is under 2 years old, individuals must remain six feet apart at all times, and physical items may not be shared by multiple attendees of the same gathering unless sanitized before and after uses.

New Hope-Lambertville Winter Festival canceled
The Board of Directors of Twin Rivertown Projects, Inc. said it has decided not to hold its annual Winter Festival for January 2021 because of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding large gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.