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