131 new cases of COVID-19 in York County on Wednesday

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

There were 131 new cases of COVID-19 in York County reported Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health.

That's the second-highest increase in cases in York County since the pandemic began, eclipsed only by the 146 new cases reported on Saturday.

Statewide, there were 4,711 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the new total to 243,368. That was also the highest daily increase of cases at the state level, state health officials said.

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There were three new deaths linked to COVID-19 reported in York County, bringing the death toll to 220, according to data provided by the state.

In addition, there were 59 new deaths reported statewide, for a new total of 9,145 deaths associated with COVID-19.

As of Wednesday, 2,888,761 patients in the state have tested negative for COVID-19, including 81,475 in York County, according to state data.

Approximately 1,118 long-term care facilities across all 67 counties have had confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 27,924 cases among residents and 5,902 cases among employees since the pandemic started.

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

Overall, there have been 5,922 nursing and personal care home deaths in Pennsylvania associated with COVID-19 as of Wednesday.

The complete age breakdown of those who have tested positive in Pennsylvania is as follows, according to the state Health Department:

  • 1% are ages 0-4
  • Nearly 2% are ages 5-12
  • Nearly 5% are ages 13-18
  • Nearly 14% are ages 19-24
  • Nearly 36% are ages 25-49
  • Nearly 21% are ages 50-64
  • Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older

The United States has now seen more than 10.2 million cases of COVID-19 and 239,671 deaths from the disease, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

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