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York County has 3 new COVID-19 deaths as infections rise

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch

York County had three new deaths linked to COVID-19 as of noon Money, pushing the death toll to 179 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.

One of those deaths was reported Sunday, and two were reported on Monday. The county also saw 72 additional cases, bringing the total to 5,468. Of those cases, 30 were reported Sunday and 42 were reported Monday.

Statewide, the case total hit 173,304. Of those cases, 1,166 were reported Sunday and 1,088 were reported Saturday, marking a two-day increase of 2,254. About 81% of patients have recovered.

There were 24 deaths in the state during that time period, bringing the death toll to 8,368.

There have been 2,044,706 patients in the state who have tested negative for COVID-19, 66,045 of whom reside in York County.

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York County ranked 18th in its COVID-19 case count per 100,000 people between Oct. 2 and Oct. 8, 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 68.9. The county's infection rate ranked 19th in the state at 4.6%.

Both figures are marked increases from the last seven-day period documented by the state, where between Sept. 25 and Oct.1 the case count per 100,000 people and infection rates were 55.5 and 3.9%, respectively.

The county also averaged 82.6 hospitalizations in the past seven days, up from 67.6 hospitalizations during the last 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 Monday morning, more than 7.7 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 214,000.

Worldwide, there were 37.6 million confirmed cases and more than 1 million deaths.

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