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York County hits record-high COVID-19 death increase again

Harper Ho
York Dispatch

York County hit a record number of COVID-19 related deaths as the state Health Department recorded eight new COVID-related deaths for the county on Tuesday, breaking the previous high of seven deaths in April. 

This brings the death toll to 253 since the outbreak began, state health officials reported Tuesday.

York County had 136 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, pushing the case total to 11,338, according to the state Department of Health. 

More:Four new COVID-19 related deaths in York County on Sunday, health department reports

More:Saturday COVID update: 202 new cases in York County, no new deaths

A COVID-19 particle is pictured in this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/TNS)

Statewide, the case total hit 367,140, an increase of 5,676 cases. About 60% of patients have recovered. There were also 180 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 10,563.

There have been 93,130 patients in York County who have tested negative for COVID-19, about 3.3% of the total 2,836,445 negative patients in the state.

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;
  • Approximately 5% are ages 13-18;
  • Approximately 12% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • Nearly 22% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.

There have been 93,130 patients in York County who have tested negative for COVID-19, of the total 2,836,445 negative patients in the state.