York County has 135 new COVID-19 cases, state again sees record increase
York County had 135 new cases of COVID-19 as of noon Friday, pushing the total to 7,869 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.
Statewide, the case total hit 254,387, an increase of 5,531 cases since the day prior — the highest increase on record. About 70% of patients have recovered. There were also 30 new deaths linked to COVID-19. The death toll now stands at 9,224.
There were no new deaths in York County, leaving the death toll at 221.
There have been 2,523,984 patients in the state who have tested negative for COVID-19, 82,441 of whom reside in York County.
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;
- Approximately 13% are ages 19-24;
- Approximately 36% are ages 25-49;
- Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and
- Approximately 20% are ages 65 or older.
As of Friday, more than 10.5 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 242,000.
Worldwide, there had been about 53 million confirmed cases and 1.3 million deaths.
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