More than two months after launch, Philly’s racial vaccine gap persists

BY: - February 24, 2021

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

BY: - December 16, 2020

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

BY: - November 20, 2020

“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

BY: - May 13, 2020

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

BY: - May 12, 2020

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

BY: - May 6, 2020

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

BY: - April 28, 2020

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

BY: - April 23, 2020

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

BY: - April 11, 2020

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