By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 1300 block of Walnut Street in Center City will close to cars beginning on Monday morning. The Holiday Inn Express, located at 1305 Walnut St., is turning into a quarantine site.

The city says the street closure is necessary to safely transport and register people who have COVID-19 or those who are awaiting results.

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The hotel can hold about 150 people.

Health officials announced an additional 578 COVID-19 cases in Philadephia on Saturday, bringing the city’s total to 3,008.