York County breaks record with 238 new COVID-19 cases
York County had 238 new cases of COVID-19 as of noon Tuesday, shattering its previous record for single-day increases, the state Health Department reported.
The increase that pushed the county's case total to 8,454 soared above the previous record of 146 new cases, which came on Nov. 7. Both case increases and infection rates are on the rise in the majority of counties in the state as health officials say a fall resurgence is underway.
Statewide, the case total hit 275,513, an increase of 5,900, which is also a record. About 68% of patients have recovered. There were also 30 new deaths. The death toll now stands at 9,355.
There was one new death in York County, bringing the death toll to 224.
There have been 2,588,467 patients in the state who have tested negative for COVID-19, 84,652 of whom reside in York County.
The most recent age breakdown of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Pennsylvania are 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
- Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older
As of Tuesday, more than 11.2 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 247,000.
Worldwide, there had been about 55.2 million confirmed cases and 1.3 million deaths.
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