Philadelphia COVID-19 cases peak 1300, Philadelphia
Philadelphia COVID-19 cases peak 1300, 14 deaths reported
In Philadelphia, more than 1300 people have been tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution of coronavirus, the city continues to practise social-distancing to slow down the spread of the virus. On Tuesday morning, 1315 people have been tested positive, which include 74 health care workers, as reported by the city health officials. They added, at least 14 people had died. The city Health Commissioner Dr Thomas Farley said that the virus had been reported in every zip code of the city. The situation is devastating, spreading at a faster rate, affecting more people daily. Mayor Jim Kenney has issued an order for stay-home for all public on March 22 as prevention of spreading the virus. The non-essential businesses and schools of the city are close, Keystone is declared as a disaster zone. The Health Commissioner said that the city's five out of nine deaths occurred in nursing homes patients. The public is to follow orders and instructions so that the virus can eradicate out of the city. The most significant prevention of the spread of this virus is social distancing, which can be practised by not doing public gatherings. In account to practise the social-distancing, the shops and non-essential sectors are closed.
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Thousands More Cases in NJ, 37 deaths : COVID Update
37 more deaths in New Jersey on Monday as additional 3,300 came up. Gov. Phil Murphy stated that it’s scary what would have happened had social distancing not been practiced. Most cases are in the northern part of the state in cities of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties.
Murphy, a Democrat, said that he talked to the white house officials who’ll be sending 300 ventilators to the city as ventilators are the No. 1 demand at present. He said they’re also working with FEMA to consider “co-venting” i.e. ventilator sharing by two persons to cater to the demands. Protective equipment is also needed. Beds are being readied, ventilators being arranged and PPE procured to combat the COVID havoc. There are 16,636 positive cases in NJ and 198 deaths, as of Monday.
Murphy encouraged people to stay at home and flatten the curve else he dreads a nightmare. We must work together, he adds. Judith Persichilli, health commissioner, remarks social distancing to be the most effective tool presently. Gov. Murphy allowed essential businesses to stay open including gun shops but only during limited hours. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) will assist firearms purchases.
Car dealers can process online sales. Individual appointment with real estate retailers are essential while open houses are not. Unless critical, we must all stay at home, Murphy remarks.
Volunteer Employees being asked by NJ Hospital to accept Layoffs amid COVID-19 outbreak
Shore Medical Center, situated at Somers Point, New Jersey, is asking it’s volunteer employees to accept layoffs as the hospital aims to cut down costs amid the outbreak.
The hospital , in it’s letters sent to employees, claimed “enormous investment” of resources on protective equipment and anticipated decrease in revenues as the causes. Cancellation of surgeries and scheduled services, to protect staff and patients, has added to the financial burden.
As reported, in order to avoid forced layoffs, the hospital is asking it’s staff to volunteer. For instance, if any employee, prior to the outbreak, thought of leaving the job for any reasons, he/she can now assist in cost cutting by accepting the layoff.
It was strictly voluntary to accept layoffs. Not everyone who volunteers would be approved and those approved would continue their medical benefits coverage and their normal paying contribution through May 2,2020 shall be waived by hospital. A statement was sent by the hospital’s spokesman Brian Cahill reporting the letter. Employees accepting layoff can contact their manager until 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Cahill reported “The hospital is doing everything necessary to ensure it’s patients and staff are safe, like taking tough decisions on shifting resources and cutting costs” .
“The hospital wants to accord the option of layoff to employees as asked by them. This could prevent closure of other hospitals and mass layoffs too.”
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PHILADELPHIA INSTITUTES CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER ORDER RELEASED
Following Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's statement, school administrators in Philadelphia confirmed that the schools would be suspended temporarily before further news.
"Protecting the well being and safety of our children, our employees and the greater community in Philadelphia is our main concern. We will continue to operate together with the department of education in Pennsylvania, the department in public Health in Philadelphia and other organizations to assess when it would be appropriate to reopen our schools," Representative William Hit said in a message.
The school district said the spring break would be held from April six to nine and would be postponed for the Good Friday holiday as initially scheduled on April ten, administrators told.
As part of the electronic learning program, school officials in Philadelphia can lend a Chromebook to any student in the K-12 System that wants one at home to study.
Learning guides and grab-and-go meals are also accessible from 9 am on five working days of the week for students at forty-nine district school sites.
As the percentage of the corona virus has risen above thirteen hundred in the City of Philadelphia, according to recent updates.
THREE KILLED IN HOUSE-FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA
According to sources, a grandma and two young grand kids were dead in a house fire in Philadelphia last Friday night.
Local T.V channel reported Philadelphia fire services replied at about Six in the evening. To a Bonnaffon Street two thousand Block Inferno. Firefighters on arrival reported strong smoke from the first and second floors, the report stated.
CB..S Philadelphia stated that people were attempting to aid the family evacuate, with one person knocking down the front door but the entire building was still in flames.
Firefighters discovered a female survivor in the house, including two four- and one-year-old girls. The fire is still under review, the article said.
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IN EVERY SEVENTEEN MINUTES, A NEW YORKERS IS DYING BECAUSE OF CORONA VIRUS
According to new shocking citywide estimates, New York citizens have been dying at a pace of one per 17 minutes over the last few days.
A further 84 people died of corona virus in the city on both Thursday and Friday, as the number of recent cases and of seriously sick patients have risen.
The City's COVID-19 death count was four hundred and fifty as of Friday night, up from three hundred and sixty-six deaths recorded in the beginning.
Mayor de Blasio cautioned Friday that vital funding could run out by Sunday April Five to battle the disease in the state's pinnacle while hospitals remain fully flooded."Next Sunday, April fifth is when I get really, really concerned about anything we required," said de Blasio at a Friday Virus conference. The human resources that we would require, the facilities, the equipment, the ventilators definitely.
The corona virus has admitted 5,252 people in New York City, and in the last twenty-four hours, the number of patients seeking Intensive care treatment has grown considerably. A total of 1,176 patients are in ICU, a rise of 38.6 percent from the 750 that received such care as Thursday afternoon.
BOSTON SUBWAY SERVICE STOPPED AFTER REPORT OF A CITIZEN LICKING IT
After the MB TA informed that a guy licked part of the train, which was a health issue during the corona virus pandemic, an Orange-Line subway was taken out of service in Boston on Thursday.
Because of an extra precaution, the subway was stopped at Tufts Medical Center station, an MB TA spokesperson said. Details about the individual who might have licked the vehicle weren't available, but the guy was reportedly wearing what seemed to be hospital band, according to someone acquainted with what occurred.
The trains are completely barren, and system-wide passenger numbers are significantly decreased in the aftermath of the outbreak, which has killed a number in Boston and more than thirty-two throughout Massachusetts, killing thirty-five in the Bay State. After the episode of Friday afternoon, the Tufts Medical clinic station was nearly empty, with people leaving trains in silence, even wearing protective gear.
MB TA operating hours have also been shortened and a couple of staff have confirmed cases for COVID-19, the condition triggered by the latest corona virus, so the routinely cleanses stations and automobiles.
The MB TA encourages people to travel only when it is completely required to ensure the health of staff and travelers, even though the network continues to wash and sanitized their stations.