By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

On Monday, The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced 182 additional cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in the city. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 1,072. More than 5,700 negative tests have been reported.

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Seventy-nine individuals are or have been hospitalized at one time. In addition, health officials confirmed one additional fatality. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to nine.

More than 4,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Pennsylvania to date.

The City issued a new Business Activity and Stay at Home Order on March 23 detailing restrictions on business activity, personal activity,  and congregation in Philadelphia in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.