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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 15, 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. R

Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 323 positives bring statewide total to 79,121
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, June 15, that there are 323 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 79,121. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,243 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 28 new deaths. Bucks County reports 5,439 cases and a total of 542 deaths; Chester County 3,315 cases and 307 deaths; Delaware County 6,921 cases and 620 deaths; Lehigh County 3,957 cases and 269 deaths; Montgomery County 7,930 cases and 764 deaths; Northampton County 3,246 cases and 243 deaths; Philadelphia 20,007 cases and 1,500 deaths. There are 496,589 patients in the state who have tested negative to date.

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. There are 513,909 patients who have tested negative to date. The recovery rate is at 74 percent.

New Jersey cases total 166,881
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of June 15 there are 166,881 cases of COVID-19 and 12,625 deaths. There are 7,371 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 517 people have died. Hunterdon County reports 1,039 cases and 66 deaths.


Department of Health announces additional partnerships to assist with COVID-19 response
Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced a partnership with General Healthcare Resources to assist with the COVID-19 response.

Gov. Wolf announces $260 million in funding to help people with intellectual disabilities and autism during pandemic
Today Gov. Tom Wolf announced that people with intellectual disabilities and autism and the providers of support services for these Pennsylvanians will receive $260 million in CARES Act funding to help continue to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arts & Culture

Make Music Philly, part of Make Music Day, takes place online Sunday
Make Music Philly will join over 85 U.S. cities across the U.S. and 120 countries worldwide to celebrate Make Music Day from noon to 6 p.m. this Sunday June 21.

11th annual New Hope Film Festival announces lineup, postpones screenings
The 11th Annual New Hope Film Festival (NHFF) announces its lineup of international and domestic films for the 2020 season. Official Selections include 41 films from eight countries. The scaled down numbers reflect the difficulty of obtaining exhibition copies of films during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lineup also includes 17 original scripts. Actual screening of the films will take place in July 2021.

Health & Wellness

Red Cross now testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies; urgent need for blood donors to help prevent summer shortage
Beginning today and for a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. At the same time, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donations as hospitals resume surgeries and treatments that require blood products.


Tips to protect seniors from financial abuse
The Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) is reminding Pennsylvanians about signs of senior financial exploitation and ways to help prevent this type of abuse.