Saturday update: 82 new cases reported in York County

Staff report

York County had 82 additional cases of COVID-19 as of noon Saturday, pushing the total to 5,415 cases since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.

Statewide, the case total hit 171,050, an increase of 1,742 cases over the day prior. There were also 36 additional deaths statewide. The death toll now stands at 8,344.

There were no new deaths in York County, leaving the death toll at 176.

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A COVID-19 particle is pictured in this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/TNS)

There have been 2,019,440 patients in the state who have tested negative for COVID-19, 65,159 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.

Since August, the average number of hospitalizations has increased. On Wednesday, an average of 71 patients have been hospitalized in York County, according to data published by the state Department of Health.

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; and
  • Approximately 21% are ages 65 or older.