York County's COVID-19 death toll hits 210, state breaks record for case increases

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch

York County had two new deaths linked to COVID-19 as of noon Thursday, pushing the death toll to 210 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.

The county's case total hit 7,026, an increase of 79 cases over the day prior. There have been 77,912 patients in the county who have tested negative for COVID-19, about 3.3% of the total 2,391,336 negative patients in the state.

Statewide, there were 2,900 new COVID-19 cases, a record-breaking increase that pushed the total to 220,566. About 75% of patients have recovered. There were also 47 new deaths. The death toll now stands at 8,937.

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The most recent 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 Thursday morning, 9.5 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 233,000.

Worldwide, there have been 48.2 million confirmed cases and more than 1.2 million deaths.

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