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Saturday COVID update: Nearly 100 new cases reported in York County

Staff report

York County had 97 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, pushing the total to 7,966 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported. 

Statewide, the case total hit 259,938 Saturday, an increase of 5,551 cases since the day prior — the highest increase on record. About 70% of patients have recovered. There were also 50 new deaths linked to COVID-19. The death toll now stands at 9,274.

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This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. (NIAID/TNS)

There were two new deaths in York County, bringing the death toll at 223.

There have been 2,538,147 patients in the state who have tested negative for COVID-19, 82,921 of whom reside in York County.

The most recent age breakdown of those who have tested positive in Pennsylvania is as follows: 

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