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Saturday update: COVID-19 cases climb above 10,000, including 136 deaths

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch

Pennsylvania reported 1,597 new cases of COVID-19 as of noon Saturday with 23 new cases in York County, bringing the statewide total to 10,017, according to the state Department of Health.

York County now has 144 confirmed cases.

The state also reported 34 new virus-related deaths, bringing the total to 136, according to health officials.

All of the deceased have been adults.

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York County also has reported one virus-related death. County Coroner Pam Gay confirmed she was notified Wednesday of a death at UPMC Hanover. 

There have been 60,013 patients who have tested negative in the state.

The age breakdown for those who have tested positive:

  • Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Nearly 1% are ages 5-12;
  • 1% are ages 13-18;
  • Nearly 8% are ages 19-24;
  • 41% are ages 25-49;
  • Nearly 29% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.

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Drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing at WellSpan Family Medicine - Cape Horn in Windsor Township, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Candidates must be directed to the facility for testing by a physician prior to arrival. Dawn J. Sagert photo