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Thursday update: Four new virus-related deaths in York County

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch

York County had four new coronavirus-related deaths as of noon Thursday, bringing the total to 176 since the outbreak began, the state Department of Health reported.

There were also 61 new COVID-19 cases, making a cumulative total of 5,300 positive cases in York County throughout the pandemic.

Statewide, there were 1,376 new positive cases, increasing the overall total to 167,928. Deaths in the state increased by 27, bringing the total to 8,299 virus-related deaths since the outbreak began, including the deaths of 5,528 nursing and personal care home residents.

Nearly 2 million people statewide have tested negative for the virus, including nearly 64,000 in York County.

The age breakdown of those who tested positive is listed below:

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4
  • Nearly 2% are ages 5-12
  • Nearly 5% are ages 13-18
  • Nearly 14% are ages 19-24
  • Nearly 36% are ages 25-49
  • Approximately 21% are ages 50-64
  • Approximately 22% are ages 65 or older

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