York County COVID hospitalizations increase alongside three deaths

Sunday update: No new virus deaths in York County, one less positive case than thought

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This 2020 electron micrsocope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle  isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells. (NIAID/NIH via AP)

No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in York County Sunday – the toll stands at 80 –and the county’s positive cases were reduced by one to 2,151.

Statewide, there were 800 additional cases of COVID-19 reported by the state Department of Health, pushing the total to 107,425. 

There were four additional deaths in Pennsylvania and the toll now sits at 7,118. Of that total, 4,851 have occurred in nursing homes or personal care facilities.

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There have been 1,028,776 patients in the state who have tested negative for COVID-19, 30,996 of whom reside in York County.

Most of the patients hospitalized are age 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 19,134 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,818 cases among employees, for a total of 22,952. Approximately 7,939 of the total cases are in health care workers.