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City COVID cases climb above 40,000

The city today reported 40,704 total confirmed coronavirus cases.

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An interactive map of cases broken down by ZIP code can be found at phila.gov.

There have been a total of 1,849 deaths in the city. Nine-hundred and four of those deaths have been in nursing homes.

Rapid Reliable Testing has partnered with the City of Philadelphia to provide COVID-19 testing with no out-of-pocket costs. A drive-through testing site is available through October at New Kingdom Life Christian Center, 6235 Frankford Ave. Hours are Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-register here.

To find additional testing sites, go to the city’s website.

Mask wearing remains required in all businesses, and the state has issued an order requiring masks while out in public.

Statewide, there are 184,872 cases in all 67 counties, with 8,533 confirmed deaths, including 5,614 in nursing homes or personal care facilities.

A food site is open at Tacony Library (6742 Torresdale Ave.). Free, healthy food will be given to families from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday.

The Philadelphia Water Department and Water Revenue Bureau will not shut off customers unable to pay water bills through April 1, 2021. This extends a pause on shutoffs that began in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and overlaps with a long-established Dec. 1 to March 31 moratorium to protect customers during cold-weather months. Customers who cannot pay their water bill should apply for help at 215-685-6300 or go here.

Philadelphians looking for the latest local information on the coronavirus can the city’s website.

Residents with questions can call a 24-hour helpline at 800-722-7112.

Or, text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone. ••

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