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Daily local coronavirus briefing - May 2, 2020

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Bucks County Coronavirus Summary
Welcome to the Bucks County 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019). This page has the latest information on coronavirus in the county, updated daily.
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PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 1,334 new positives bring statewide total to 48,305
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon May 2, that there are 1,334 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 48,305. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Today, the state is reporting 64 new deaths and a total to 2,418 deaths in Pennsylvania. Bucks County reports 3,182 cases and 237 deaths; Chester County 1,469 cases and 117 deaths; Delaware County 3,999 cases and 255 deaths; Lehigh County 2,896 cases and 83 deaths; Montgomery County 4,487 cases and 369 deaths; Northampton County 2,182 cases and 94 deaths; Philadelphia 12,948 cases and 422 deaths.


New Jersey reports 123,717 positive COVID-19 cases
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of May 2, there are 123,717 cases and 7,742 deaths. There are 4,271 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 252 people have died. On May 1, Hunterdon County reported 622 cases and 35 deaths. Flemington Borough reported 31 cases and one death, Frenchtown Borough five cases, Stockton Borough zero cases and Milford Borough three cases and one death. Lambertville City counted 20 cases and three deaths and the Town of Clinton counted 24 cases. Alexandria Township reported nine cases, Clinton Township 57 cases and four deaths, Delaware Township 15 cases, East Amwell Township 12 cases, Kingwood Township 12 cases, Raritan Township 117 cases and seven deaths, and West Amwell Township 15 cases and two deaths.


Government

Solebury Township to resume limited operations May 4
Solebury Township will begin a gradual return to normal operations on Monday, May 4, with a new schedule for administrative offices. Following social-distancing guidelines, the Township Building will remain closed to the public with meetings by appointment only.
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Pennsylvania State Police honors fallen troopers on the department’s 115th anniversary
The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) was established by Gov. Samuel Pennypacker on May 2, 1905, becoming the first uniformed police agency of its kind in the United States. Traditionally, the department pauses each year on May 2 to remember troopers who died in the line of duty with a ceremony at the state police academy in Hershey.
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L&I reminds eligible Pennsylvanians to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits
If you’re self-employed, an independent contractor, gig worker, or someone not normally eligible for regular unemployment compensation (UC) and haven’t yet applied for benefits under Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is reminding you to submit your application at www.uc.pa.gov/PUA.
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Community Support

Seed Library delivered this year by mail
Each year in the spring, the Southampton Free Library collects donations of commercial seeds to create a seed library and allows people to “check out” the seeds for free. This year, due to the temporary closing of the library’s physical building, we are making the seed library available online with delivery of seeds through the U.S. mail.


Arts & Culture

ACME Screening Room hosts a Quarantine Cat Video Contest
ACME Screening Room invites everyone to submit their best cat videos, to win cash prizes, and support their local cinema.
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