98-case increase brings highest COVID-19 numbers in York County since May

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
A restaurant worker holds his face mask in Biloxi, Mississippi, in March. The CDC is now encouraging Americans to resume wearing masks indoors to slow the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant.

There were 98 additional COVID-19 cases reported in York County on Thursday, the most significant single-day increase since late May, the state Health Department reported.

The increase, which brought the the total to 48,177, was the highest since May 20, when 108 new cases were reported. There have also been 163 cases per 100,000 people over the past 14 days, the highest case rate since May 29, when the number was 167.

There were no new deaths reported in the county on Thursday, leaving the death toll at 840.

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There have been 170,722 patients in the county who have tested negative for COVID-19, about 3.4% of the total 4,990,227 negative patients in the state.

Statewide, the case total hit 1,243,932, an increase of 2,089 cases over the day prior. About 96% of patients have recovered. There were also 16 new deaths. The death toll now stands at 27,941.

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Editor's Note: Graphs showing the number of daily COVID-19 cases and deaths for York County sometimes have different day-to-day totals than the numbers reported in The York Dispatch’s daily COVID-19 updates because of the way the data is reported to the state Department of Health.

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