York County 443 new cases of COVID-19 over two days

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Ann Elliott, R.N., left, and clinical operations coordinator and patient safety officer Jennifer Strayer work together at the drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing site at WellSpan Family Medicine - Cape Horn in Windsor Township, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Candidates must be directed to the facility for testing by a physician prior to arrival. Dawn J. Sagert photo

York County had two new deaths linked to COVID-19 as of noon Friday, bringing the death toll to 241 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.

The county also saw 443 new cases over a two-day period, pushing the case total to 10,604. Of those, 281 cases were confirmed Thursday and 162 were confirmed on Friday. 

There have been 91,497 patients in the county who have tested negative for COVID-19, about3.3%of the total 2,786,075 negative patients in the state.

Statewide, the case total hit 343,614, an increase of 15,785 over the two-day period. About61% of patients have recovered. There were also 139 new deaths statewide. The death toll now stands at 10,234.

The most recent age breakdown of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Pennsylvania is as follows:

Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;

Nearly 3% are ages 5-12;

Nearly 6% are ages 13-18;

Nearly 13% are ages 19-24; 

Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 

Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and

Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.

As of Friday, more than 12,907,333 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 263,500.