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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 27, 2020

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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, 621 positives bring statewide total to 84,991
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, June 27, that there are 621 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 84,991. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,603 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 24 new deaths. Bucks County reports 5,704 cases and a total of 563 deaths; Chester County 3,639 cases and 323 deaths; Delaware County 7,133 cases and 653 deaths; Lehigh County 4,205 cases and 292 deaths; Montgomery County 8,351 cases and 798 deaths; Northampton County 3,377 cases and 265 deaths; Philadelphia 21,327 cases and 1,591 deaths.

There are 633 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 646,780 patients who have tested negative to date


Government

Human Services secretary: Medicaid providers cannot charge patients for PPE
The Department of Human Services (DHS) today advised Medicaid providers that Medicaid recipients may not be charged for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used in connection with medical or dental services.
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Secretary of Agriculture implores USDA to continue waiver to safeguard food bank employees, volunteers, clients
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue pleading for his continuance of Pennsylvania’s waiver for the need to collect client names and addresses and verify income eligibility for those receiving USDA Foods through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.
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Gov. Wolf: Masks are mandatory in Pennsylvania businesses
Gov. Tom Wolf yesterday reminded all Pennsylvania residents and businesses that masks are mandatory when visiting a business.
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Religious Services

Salvation Army in Levittown hosts outdoor worship Sunday
The Salvation Army Levittown Corps, will host in-person worship services outside in the field around back at 215 Appletree Drive, Levittown, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 28.
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Community Support

Keystone’s Food Pantry moving to drive-thru pickups
Over the last few months, Keystone Opportunity Center has been making contactless home deliveries of groceries to pantry clients. More than 25,000 pounds of healthy fruits, vegetables, milk, meat, shelf stable items like canned goods, and essentials such as toilet paper, were delivered each month to approximately 275 homes. As Pennsylvania moves into the green phase, Keystone is inviting Food Pantry clients to return to Keystone for drive-thru pickups.
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Events

SteelStacks’ Independence Day celebration returns with live music, food and fireworks
Live music by Big Bone Daddy and the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining by the blast furnaces - all culminating with the City of Bethlehem’s fireworks show - highlight the return of the Independence Day Celebration at SteelStacks July 4.
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