York County has 50 new cases of COVID-19, 1 additional death

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch

York County had its 159th death linked to COVID-19 as of noon Wednesday, while 50 additional cases pushed the total to 4,941 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.

Statewide, the case total hit 158,967, an increase of 1,153 cases over the day prior. About 82% of patients have recovered. There were also 19 new deaths. The death toll now stands at 8,142.

There have been 1,879,127 patients in the state who have tested negative for COVID-19, 60,180 of whom reside in York County.

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York County ranked fifth in its COVID-19 case count per 100,000 people between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24, 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 75.4, behind only Centre, Northumberland, Snyder and Blair counties.

The county's infection rate ranked seventh in the state at 5.2.

Both figures mark decreases from the last seven-day period documented by the state, where between Sept. 11 and Sept. 17 the case count per 100,000 people and infection rates were 85.2 and 7.8%, respectively.

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
  • Nearly 36% are ages 25-49
  • Approximately 21% are ages 50-64
  • Nearly 22% are ages 65 or older

As of Wednesday morning, about 7.2 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 206,000.

Worldwide, there were 33.7 million confirmed cases and more than 1 million deaths.

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