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33 new cases of COVID-19 in York County

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

York County had 33 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, bringing the total to 1,082 since the outbreak began, the state Department of Health reported Sunday.

At the state level, an additional 506 cases bumped the overall total to 75,592, and approximately 71% of patients have recovered.

This is the largest single-day increase in cases York County has seen since April 17, when 50 new cases were reported. Only two other days during the pandemic have seen this many new cases: April 14, with 40 new cases reported, and April 10, with 33 new cases.

Meanwhile, officials reported there were 12 new deaths statewide, bringing the death toll to 5,943, health officials said. There were no new deaths reported in York County, leaving the toll at 29.

Approximately 444,173 patients have tested negative in Pennsylvania, including 15,598 in York County.

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Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths in Pennsylvania, health officials said.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 16,131 resident and 2,804 faculty cases of COVID-19 at 615 facilities in 45 counties. Out of the statewide total deaths, 4,094 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities, the state reported Sunday.

Medical assistants Ashley Moody, left, and Angelica Young prepare to administer swab testing 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

The department provided this breakdown of ages for those who have tested positive:

  • Nearly 1% are 4 or younger;
  • Nearly 1% are ages 5-12;
  • 2% are ages 13-18;
  • Nearly 6% are ages 19-24; 
  • 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • Nearly 25% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 28% are 65 or older.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.