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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 30, 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.
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Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 618 positives bring statewide total to 86,606
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, June 30, that there are 618 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 86,606. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,649 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 35 new deaths. Bucks County reports 5,744 cases and a total of 563 deaths; Chester County 3,711 cases and 323 deaths; Delaware County 7,201 cases and 653 deaths; Lehigh County 4,235 cases and 294 deaths; Montgomery County 8,448 cases and 798 deaths; Northampton County 3,413 cases and 266 deaths; Philadelphia 21,600 cases and 1,595 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 677,581 patients who have tested negative to date.


New analysis: Pennsylvania receives “trending poorly” marks for COVID-19 containment measures
With America as a whole continuing to struggle in containing the COVID-19 virus, PennPIRG released a new fact sheet today calling on Pennsylvania to maintain all current restrictions related to COVID-19 and take additional measures to improve containment.
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Government

Pennsylvania extends Unemployment Compensation Benefits for 13 more weeks
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak said Monday that people who exhaust their regular unemployment compensation (UC) and federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) may now qualify for 13 additional weeks of payments through the state’s Unemployment Compensation Extended Benefits program.
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State Police, Liquor Control Board remind licensed liquor establishments to require masks, follow social distancing
The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (BLCE) and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) have called on licensed liquor establishments and their patrons to abide by social distancing and masking requirements to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
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Snipes Farm and Education Center receives $3,000 mini grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Snipes Farm and Education Center has received a $3,000 mini grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Education Grant Program.
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Philadelphia pauses portions of reopening plan
Plans to resume indoor dining and reopen gyms in the city of Philadelphia have been put on hold after a rise in coronavirus cases last week, city health officials announced in a press briefing on Tuesday. The city, which was set to fully enter the green phase on Friday, is pausing some of its reopening plan after it became clear that target goals would not be met by July 3, said Dr. Thomas Farley, city health commissioner. Museums, libraries and shopping malls will open on Friday. Indoor dining, however, as well as the reopening of gym and fitness centers, will not be permitted until Aug. 1.
 
 
Department of Health launches COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard
The Department of Health today launched an online early warning monitoring dashboard that provides information statewide and county COVID-19 prevalence to track increases in disease in the community on a weekly basis. Visit https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Monitoring-Dashboard.aspx.
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Business

Horsham medical device manufacturer adds hand sanitizer to product line
Bio/Data Corporation, a local medical device manufacturer in Horsham, announces the addition of Select Hand Sanitizer to its product line.
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Transportation

PennDOT, PSP urge responsible, designated driving ahead of Independence Day
As Pennsylvania continues to reopen, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are reminding Pennsylvanians to celebrate responsibly ahead of the Independence Day holiday.
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