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Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch

York County had two new deaths linked to COVID-19 as of noon Friday, bringing the death toll to 199 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.

The county's case total also hit 6,137, an increase of 72 cases over the day prior. There have been 71,145 patients in the country who have tested negative for COVID-19, about 3.2% of the total 2,200,868 patients in the state.

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Statewide, there were 2,219 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 190,579. It is the second consecutive day with a case increase of more than 2,000, and it's the 18th consecutive day with an increase of more than 1,000.

There were also 33 new deaths. The death toll now stands at 8,625.

As state officials say a fall resurgence is underway, about 78% of patients have recovered. 

The complete age breakdown of those who have tested positive in Pennsylvania was not immediately available.

As of Friday morning, more than 8.4 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 223,000.

Worldwide, there have been 41.8 million confirmed cases and more than 1.1 million deaths.

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