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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 4, 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.

Reopening phase orders updated to include 10 additional counties moving to Yellow and 16 to Green on June 5
Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed amended yellow phase orders to include 10 counties moving to the yellow phase at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, June 5. The counties include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

In addition, the governor and the secretary signed amended green phase orders to include 16 counties moving to the green phase at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. The counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.

With these orders, there are no counties in the red phase. In total, on June 5, there will be 34 counties in the green phase and 33 in the yellow phase .

PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 537 new positives bring statewide total to 73,943
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon June 4 that there are 537 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 73,943. Today, the state is reporting 75 new deaths and a total to 5,817 total deaths in Pennsylvania. Bucks County reports 5,758 cases and a total of 522 deaths; Chester County 2,902 cases and 294 deaths; Delaware County 6,587 cases and 584 deaths; Lehigh County 3,817 cases and 242 deaths; Montgomery County 7,351 cases and 713 deaths; Northampton County 3,124 cases and 225 deaths; Philadelphia 18,888 cases and 1,379 deaths. There are 416,942 patients in the state who have tested negative to date. In the state there are 618 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 has been 67 percent.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 15,848 resident cases of COVID-19, and 2,740 cases among employees, for a total of 18,588 at 613 distinct facilities in 45 counties. Out of total deaths, 3,895 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 5,601 of total cases are in health care workers.

New Jersey cases total 163,530
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of June 4, there are 163,530 cases of COVID-19 and 11,970 deaths. There are 7072 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 492 people have died. Hunterdon County reports 1,009 cases and 61 deaths.


Department of Aging joins AARP to support family connections in long-term care facilities
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman announced it is partnering with AARP Pennsylvania to offer communication devices to long-term care facilities that will help residents increase contact with their family and friends.

DCNR moves to open remaining state park, forest facilities
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the phased reopening of state parks and forest facilities continues Friday, June 5, in southeast and northeast Pennsylvania in line with Gov. Tom Wolf’s direction to ensure Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation and help maintain positive physical and mental health.


SBA says new survey show positive impact of PPP loans
The small business advocacy association National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), recently released the results of a small business survey showing a positive impact by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Payroll Protection Program (PPP) in helping small businesses and nonprofits during the challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.


MBIT premieres Senior Recognition Ceremony tonight
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) will hold the annual Senior Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. The video premiere of the ceremony will be available for viewing on June 4.

RVCC slates Virtual Admissions Information Sessions in June
Learn about all Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) has to offer by participating in a Virtual Admissions Information Session in June. The college, located in Branchburg, N.J., is offering Virtual Admissions Information Sessions, as well as special virtual sessions for its automotive, cosmetology and esthetics programs.

Registration for 9/11 Heroes Run open
The Travis Manion Foundation is gearing up for the 2020 9/11 Heroes Run.

Arts & Culture

Concordia Chamber Players concert broadcast set for WWFM radio
Concordia Chamber Players will be broadcast on WWFM at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5.The concert was recorded June 7, 2019. The program includes: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Seven Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen"; Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7; and Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Piano Trio in C minor, No. 2, Op. 66. The artists are: Alexi Kenney, violin; Michael Brown, piano; Michelle Djokic, cello.