More than two months after launch, Philly’s racial vaccine gap persists
Black residents remain under-represented among those who have received the first-vaccine dose compared to their share of the city’s population (44 percent)
COVID-19 vaccinations in Philadelphia to start Wednesday
Hospitals and workplaces will administer the initial vaccination doses to their staff, Farley said. As the priority groups expand and the city receives more doses, health officials will expand the sites where the vaccine will be offered.
COVID-19 is surging in Philly, city Health Commissioner Farley says
“What was once safe is now dangerous with the change in the weather. So we are starting to see the severe outcomes that we worried most about," Farley said.
COVID-19 in Philly: Cases among city inmates declining, officials say
Officials said the coronavirus epidemic in Philadelphia appears to be stabilizing. Fifteen more deaths were confirmed in the previous day.
Philly showing ‘clear signs of progress’ in fight against coronavirus, health official says
The number of new confirmed cases each day is getting smaller, as are the numbers of hospitalizations and deaths related to the virus.
Philly’s health commissioner takes issue with mandatory testing for city’s Black commmunity
Mandatory COVID-19 in the Black community could prove counterproductive, the city's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley, said Tuesday.
COVID-19 in Philly: ‘Signs of hope’ that the city is past the worst of the pandemic, health commish says
Officials counted 302 new cases of coronavirus infection in Philadelphia residents Monday, to a total number of 12,868 confirmed cases.
Lack of testing materials concern Philadelphia health commissioner Farley
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Thursday announced 615 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 19,643. It has also confirmed 29 additional fatalities in Philadelphia.
COVID-19 in Philly: City has highest death toll since outbreak, but spread appears to be slowing
Deaths lag behind reported confirmed cases of the coronavirus. he said, so this week’s death rate reflected last week’s jump in positive cases