York County's COVID-19 death toll hits 227, 178 new cases reported

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch

York County had three new deaths linked to COVID-19 as of noon Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 227 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.

The county's case total also hit 8,632, an increase of 178 cases. There have been 85,375 patients in the county who have tested negative for COVID-19, about 3.3% of the total 2,608,986 negative patients in the state.

Statewide, there were 6,339 new cases of COVID-19, a record-breaking number that pushed the total to 281,852. About 67% of patients have recovered. There were also 110 new deaths. The death toll now stands at 9,465.

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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 Wednesday, more than 11.3 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 248,000.

Worldwide, there had been about 55.8 million confirmed cases and more than 1.3 million deaths.

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