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York County had 582 additional COVID-19 cases Christmas Eve and Day

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Paula Maldanado, 4, held by her mother Karen, of York City, reacts to a COVID-19 test administered by Family First Health Manager Melanie Irvings, left, at the Spanish American Multicultural Resource Center Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The CATE (community-accessible testing and education) mobile COVID-19 unit was offering free testing there. The unit is sponsored by Capital BlueCross in collaboration with Latino Connection and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The site returns COVID-19 test results within three days, according to a press release. Bill Kalina photo

York County had four new deaths linked to COVID-19 as of noon Saturday, bringing the death toll to 374 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.

The four deaths were reported for Friday.

The county also saw 582 additional cases over the two-day period — 222 cases on Friday and 360 on Saturday. This pushed the case total to 21,837.

More:COVID-19 kills 9 more in York County

There have been 107,396 patients in York County who have tested negative for COVID-19, about 3.3% of the total 3,221,108 negative patients in the state.

Statewide, there were 14,755 additional COVID-19 cases over the two days, bringing the total to 605,141. There were 7,581 cases reported Friday and 7,174 for Saturday. 

About 63% of patients have recovered. 

More:York County breaks record for daily COVID-19 deaths

As of Saturday, about 18.8 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. There were more than 330,500 deaths linked to the disease.

Worldwide, there had been about 80 million confirmed cases and more than 1.7 million deaths.