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York County has 79 new COVID-19 cases as state total surpasses 200,000

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch

York County had 79 additional cases of COVID-19 as of noon Wednesday, bringing the total to 6,484 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.

Statewide, the case total hit 200,674, an increase of 2,228 since the day prior. About 77% of patients have recovered. There were also 22 new deaths. The death toll now stands at 8,718.

There were no new deaths in York County, leaving the total at 203.

There have been 2,269,246 patients in the state who have tested negative for COVID-19, 73,666 of whom reside in York County.

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The complete age breakdown of those who have tested positive in Pennsylvania is as follows: 

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4
  • Approximately 2% are ages 5-12
  • Approximately 5% are ages 13-18
  • Nearly 14% are ages 19-24
  • Nearly 36% are ages 25-49
  • Approximately 21% are ages 50-64
  • Nearly 21% are ages 65 or older

As of Wednesday morning, nearly 8.8 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 226,000.

Worldwide, there have been 44.1 million confirmed cases and more than 1.1 million deaths.

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