CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) today confirmed 465 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Chester County, over the weekend, bringing the countywide total to 36,197 which includes 5,527 cases defined as probable and 759 deaths. Of these, an estimated 32,215 patients can be considered recovered.* The remaining active cases are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
Through April 11, there have been 311,995 doses of the vaccine administered in Chester County. Of which, there are 101,969 people who have received one dose (partially covered) and 105,013 people who have received two doses (fully covered). The math results in 311,995 doses administered to 206,982 people.
In long-term care facilities and personal care homes, there are 2,016 resident cases (not updated at time of reporting) of COVID-19 and 717 cases among employees at 64 of 75 distinct facilities in Chester County. Out of the total deaths from COVID-19 in the county, 478 have occurred in residents from long-term care facilities or personal care facilities.
There have been a total of 195,933 Chester County residents who tested negative for the COVID-19 virus to date.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Neighboring Counties
The health data below lists the confirmed cases in neighboring counties:
- Berks County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 41,991 | Deaths: 944
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 63,131 | Deaths: 1,622
- Delaware County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 47,049 | Deaths: 1,302
- New Castle County, Delaware(1) – Cases: 57,861| Deaths: 788
- Cecil County, Maryland(2) – Cases: 5,636 | Deaths: 125
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 49,979 | Deaths: 1,086
For the newest information on the local, state, federal response to COVID-19, click here.
Health officials stress the role every person plays in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
- Clean surfaces frequently.
- Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
- If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.
- Download the COVID Alert PA app and make your phone part of the fight. The free app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14 and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 21. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine was first allocated to Pennsylvania the week of March 1, and the commonwealth is using it for a special initiative involving K-12 and early education educators and support staff.
While vaccine supply from the federal government remains limited, the Department of Health states it is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient.
The Commonwealth’s “Your Turn” tool provides a way to register to be alerted when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.
For a map with the number of cases in Chester County by municipality, visit here. A mobile-friendly version of this information can be found here. However, the most accurate daily data is available on the PA Department of Health website, with archived data also available.
Editor’s Note: Initially, MyChesCo pulled county-specific COVID-19 data from the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard. However, over time, that data became inconsistent and unreliable. Therefore, except where noted, MyChesCo is using data from the Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) as the primary data source for daily updates.
* Pennsylvania calculates individuals who have recovered as if a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of the patient’s first positive test (or onset of symptoms) then an individual is considered recovered.
(1) Provided by the Delaware Health Department based on the most recently available information. Data is provisional and subject to change as new information becomes available.
(2) Provided by the Maryland Department of Health based on the most recently available information. All data are preliminary and are subject to change based on additional reporting.
(3) Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
Thanks for visiting! MyChesCo brings reliable information and resources to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Please consider supporting us in our efforts. Your generous donation will help us continue this work and keep it free of charge. Show your support today by clicking here and becoming a patron.
Disclosure: This site contains affiliate links to products, identified by the icon. MyChesCo may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.