Friday update: York County has 33 new COVID-19 cases
York County had 33 additional cases of COVID-19 as of noon Friday, pushing the total to 5,333 cases since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.
Statewide, the case total hit 169,308, an increase of 1,380 cases over the day prior. About 81% of patients have recovered. There were also nine additional deaths statewide. The death toll now stands at 8,308.
There were no new deaths in York County, leaving the death toll at 176.
There have been 1,999,765 patients in the state who have tested negative for COVID-19, 64,391 of whom reside in York County.
York County ranked 15th in its COVID-19 case count per 100,000 people between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1, 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 55.5 The county's infection rate ranked 22nd in the state at 3.9%.
Both figures mark decreases from the last seven-day period documented by the state, where between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24 the case count per 100,000 people and infection rates were 75.4 and 5.2%, respectively.
The county also averaged 67.6 hospitalizations during that time period, according to state data.
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
- Nearly 14% are ages 19-24
- Nearly 36% are ages 25-49
- Approximately 21% are ages 50-64
- Approximately 21% are ages 65 or older
As of Friday morning, more than 7.6 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 212,000.
Worldwide, there were 36.6 million confirmed cases and more than 1 million deaths.
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