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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 6, 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.
PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 701 new positives bring statewide total to 75,086
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon June 4 that there are 701 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 75,086. Today, the state is reporting 45 new deaths and a total to 5,931 total deaths in Pennsylvania. Bucks County reports 5,243 cases and a total of 529 deaths; Chester County 3,014 cases and 297 deaths; Delaware County 6,659 cases and 596 deaths; Lehigh County 3,846 cases and 248 deaths; Montgomery County 7,542 cases and 724 deaths; Northampton County 3,144 cases and 231 deaths; Philadelphia 19,110 cases and 1,414 deaths. There are 416,942 patients in the state who have tested negative to date. In the state there are 620 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 70 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 5,703 of total cases are health care workers.


New Hope parking regulations resume
Mayor Laurence Keller issued a directive that as of Friday, June 5, regular parking regulations would resume in New Hope Borough. He temporarily withdrew the regulations on April 10.

CBP officers seize unapproved PPE and COVID-19 medications
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia seized 10,000 unapprovcd KN-95 respirator masks Thursday and have continued to seize unapproved COVID-19 medications and related products.

Department of Health launches COVID-19 phased reopening county dashboard
The Department of Health yesterday launched an online dashboard to show county progress as Pennsylvania moves through the COVID-19 phased reopening plan. The dashboard breaks down four main categories that are used to determine if a county can move into the next phase of reopening.

Pennsylvania hospitals pay millions in fourth installment of Hospital Assessment, wait for state to offer financial support
Faced with monumental financial losses, Pennsylvania hospitals yesterday made the fourth quarterly installment of the Quality Care Assessment (QCA) for fiscal year 2019-2020, in the amount of $250 million. Hospitals have now paid the entire $1 billion assessment.


Wolf Administration approves $10.8 million in new COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program funding
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced Friday that 133 companies have been approved for funding in the final disbursement of the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA). The latest cohort of businesses to receive funding includes chiropractors, restaurants, breweries and wineries, salons, fitness facilities. Over the course of the program, nearly $61 million was awarded to businesses across Pennsylvania.

Wolf Administration shares update on efforts to support businesses during COVID-19
PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin shared the actions the Wolf Administration has taken to support businesses throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, from ongoing outreach to stakeholders to financial support.

Community Support

Solebury Township Police receive COVID-19 donation
Solebury Township residents and Bucks County business owners of CNS Commercial Cleaning Company donated COVID-19 disinfectant service to the Solebury Township Police Department on June 4. Chief Bellizzie requested disinfecting of all police vehicles. “We are happy to be in a position to help our local heroes,” said Bill Dunn, owner of CNS Commercial Cleaning.

Photo Caption: A Solebury Township police vehicle is disinfected.

Education and Online Learning

Bucks County schools developing health and safety plans
Bucks County’s 13 public school districts, three career and technical centers, and intermediate unit place student and staff safety at the forefront of all their efforts.