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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 25, 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, 579 positives bring statewide total to 83,770
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, June 25, that there are 579 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 83,770. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,557 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 39 new deaths. Bucks County reports 5,649 cases and a total of 560 deaths; Chester County 3,578 cases and 321 deaths; Delaware County 7,095 cases and 648 deaths; Lehigh County 4,164 cases and 285 deaths; Montgomery County 8,244 cases and 792 deaths; Northampton County 3,352 cases and 262 deaths; Philadelphia 21,072 cases and 1,588 deaths.

There are 632 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 621,031 patients who have tested negative to date.

New Jersey cases total 169,892
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of June 24 there are 169,892 cases of COVID-19 and 12,995 deaths. There are 7,595 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 535 people have died. Hunterdon County reports 1,064 cases and 67 deaths, no increase since June 23.


Department of Health announces partnership with CVS Health to assist with COVID-19 response in nursing homes
PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced a partnership Wednesday with CVS Health to assist with nursing home facility testing as part of the state’s COVID-19 response. The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) are partnering with CVS Health to offer COVID-19 testing services to skilled nursing facilities statewide, free of charge. This is in order to make sure facilities are compliant with Dr. Levine’s universal testing order issued June 9, 2020.

Bipartisan Opioid Task Force holds virtual discussion on addressing COVID-19 and the opioid epidemic
The Bipartisan Opioid Task Force, led by U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Donald Norcross (NJ-01), yesterday hosted a virtual discussion on addressing the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid epidemic. The Task Force Members heard from substance use disorder experts about the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic that can lead to an increase in substance misuse as Americans struggle with the current public health crisis and economic downturn.

Human Services provides update on public assistance data trends, need for continued federal support
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller yesterday discussed application and enrollment trends for public assistance programs and reminded Pennsylvanians that public assistance programs are still available. Anyone who may need assistance with buying groceries, accessing health care, and affording other basic necessities are encouraged to apply for assistance.

Arts & Culture

National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem reopens Friday
The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem plans to open its doors to visitors this Friday, June 26, with increased safety measures following over three months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating on a limited schedule, the museum will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday until further notice.

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