COVID death toll increases for second day in a row in York County

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Dino Franceschina receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care nursing home in Chicago on Jan. 12, 2021. As of last week, about 18% of Americans 65 and older still aren’t fully vaccinated. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

There were two new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Wednesday, bringing the total to 869 since the pandemic began.

This is the second day in a row multiple deaths have been declared in the county, when four deaths were recorded on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, the county's hospitals saw a rolling average of 83 hospitalizations over the past 14 days, according to state Health Department data, more than double what it had been the previous 14 days.

In addition, 156 cases of COVID-19 were reported in York County — for a new overall total of 53,062.

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Case numbers and hospitalizations have spiked since the delta variant of COVID-19 first appeared. 

Across all 67 counties, the state Department of Health has reported 1,129,114 confirmed cases and 28,696 deaths since the pandemic began.

Additionally, 5,282,761 patients have tested negative for COVID-19 — including 181,756 in York County.

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

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