York County has 102 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch

York County had its 153rd death linked to COVID-19 as of noon Friday, while 102 additional cases pushed the case total to 4,752, the state Health Department reported.

Statewide, the case total hit 154,203, an increase of 806 since the day prior. About 82% of patients have recovered. There were also two new deaths. The death toll now sits at 8,081.

There have been 1,816,397 patients who have tested negative for COVID-19 in the state, 57,748 of whom reside in York County.

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York County ranked second in its COVID-19 case count per 100,000 people between Sept. 11 and Sept. 17, according to the most recent statistics made available by the state health department.

York's cases per 100,000 during that time period came in at 85.2, behind only Centre County's 322.5 cases.

The county's infection rate also ranked third in the state at 7.8%, falling behind Centre and Indiana counties, which had infection rates of 12.1% and 11.6%, respectively.

On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf listed York County as one of 10 counties in the state with "concerning" positivity rates. 

State officials are expected to begin discussions with local school officials in the two hardest hit counties, Centre and Indiana, about what can be done to slow the spread of COVID-19, Wolf said in a news release. 

Statewide positivity rates have declined in recent weeks. 

The complete age breakdown of those who have tested positive in Pennsylvania is as follows, according to the state health department:

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4
  • Nearly 2% are ages 5-12
  • Nearly 5% are ages 13-18
  • Approximately 13% are ages 19-24
  • Approximately 36% are ages 25-49
  • Nearly 22% are ages 50-64
  • Nearly 22% are ages 65 or older

As of Friday morning, more than 6.9 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 203,000.

Worldwide, there were 32.3 million confirmed cases and 984,000 deaths.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.