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York County saw 559 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, more than doubling record

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch

York County had 652 new cases of COVID-19 over a two-day period as of noon Monday, bringing the case total to 9,755 since the outbreak began, the state Health Department reported.

Of those cases, 559 were reported Sunday, shattering the previous single-day increase record of 238 cases, which came on Nov. 17. There were an additional 93 cases reported on Monday.

State Health Department spokesperson Nate Wardle on Monday afternoon confirmed Sunday's unusually high daily increase, adding that only nine occurred in long-term care facilities.

"We are seeing significant community spread in rural, urban and suburban areas across the state," Wardle said.

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Statewide, the case total hit 314,401, an increase of 11,837 cases. About 64% of patients have recovered. There were also 69 new deaths linked to COVID-19. The death toll now stands at 9,870.

There was one additional death reported in York County, bringing the death toll to 235.

There have been 2,705,170 patients in the state who have tested negative for COVID-19, 88,956 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
  • Nearly 3% are ages 5-12
  • Nearly 6% are ages 13-18
  • Nearly 13% are ages 19-24
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49
  • Approximately 21% are ages 50-64
  • Nearly 20% are ages 65 or older

As of Monday, more than 12.2 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Deaths linked to the disease surpassed 256,000.

Worldwide, there had been about 58.8 million confirmed cases and nearly 1.4 million deaths.

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