Farley praises Levine on nomination as assistant U.S. health secretary

The city, at press time, reported 101,629 confirmed coronavirus cases.

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

There have been a total of 2,720 deaths in the city. Of those deaths, 1,063 have been in nursing homes.

To find testing sites, go to https://www.phila.gov/covid-testing-sites/#/.

Mayor Jim Kenney noted that the city now has more than 100,000 cases.

“This is an unfortunate reminder that COVID is still very much with us. And I have no doubt that without 10 months of hard work, Dr. Farley’s leadership, precautions and — yes — restrictions that none of us likes, we would have hit that dubious milestone far earlier. The vaccine will take months to fully roll out, so our diligence and our devotion to helping others must continue. Of course, we are hopeful the end will come, particularly with a new presidential administration in Washington.”

Dr. Tom Farley, commissioner of the city Department of Public Health

Dr. Thomas Farley, commissioner of the city Department of Health, praised the nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine, commissioner of the state Department of Health, as assistant secretary of the federal Department of Health.

“On behalf of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, I want to congratulate Dr. Rachel Levine on her appointment to assistant secretary of health in the incoming Biden-Harris administration,” Farley said. “She has been a tireless advocate for the public health in Pennsylvania and a great partner to those of us in Philadelphia. I am excited to see that her talent will help the entire nation, even though I will miss her here.”

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

Statewide, there are 777,186 cases in all 67 counties, with 19,467 confirmed deaths, including 10,041 in nursing homes or personal care facilities.

Philadelphians looking for the latest local information on the coronavirus can visit phila.gov/COVID-19.

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

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