Five more die in York County due to COVID-19

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Paula Maldanado, 4, held by her mother Karen, of York City, reacts to a COVID-19 test administered by Family First Health Manager Melanie Irvings, left, at the Spanish American Multicultural Resource Center Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The CATE (community-accessible testing and education) mobile COVID-19 unit was offering free testing there. The unit is sponsored by Capital BlueCross in collaboration with Latino Connection and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The site returns COVID-19 test results within three days, according to a press release. Bill Kalina photo

There were five new deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Thursday in York County, bringing the total to 700 since the pandemic began, the state Department of Health reported. 

Additionally, the state reported 149 new cases in the county, increasing the total to 34,870.

Statewide, there were 126 new deaths, bringing the new total to 23,413. According to state data, an additional 3,345 cases were reported Thursday for a new total of 905,995 since the pandemic began.

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Approximately 3,799,916 patients have tested negative for COVID-19, including 127,351 in York County. 

About 88% of patients have recovered, according to data.

More than 27.8 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University, with almost 495,000 deaths linked to the disease.

Worldwide, there have been about 110 million confirmed cases and more than 2.4 million deaths.

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