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Coronavirus Update: 146 Cases in Chester County, Statewide Total 4,087 from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

State Public Health Laboratory in Exton Tests for COVID-19;State Public Health Laboratory in Exton Tests for COVID-19; Pennsylvania Commonwealth microbiologist Jared Seiders analyzes a PCR run inside the extraction lab at the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories.

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 30, that there are 693 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 4,087 in 59 counties. The department also reported 11 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 49. Chester County has a total of 146 cases and 0 deaths.1 All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chester County by Municipality2

  • Tredyffrin Township – 12 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Easttown Township – 11 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Whiteland Township – 9 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Uwchlan Township – 9 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Chester Borough – 9 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Goshen Township – 6 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Upper Uwchlan Township – 6 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Goshen Township – 5 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Whiteland Township – 5 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Willistown Township – 5 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Birmingham Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Pikeland Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Vincent Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Pikeland Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Vincent Township – 3 Cases,  0 Deaths
  • Caln Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Charlestown Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Bradford Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Fallowfield Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Marlborough Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Nottingham Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Honey Brook Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Kennett Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • New Garden Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Pennsbury Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Phoenixville Borough – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Caln Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Westtown Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Downingtown Borough – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • East Brandywine Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • East Coventry Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Franklin Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Honey Brook Borough – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Kennett Square Borough – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • London Britain Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Malvern Borough – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • North Coventry Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Oxford Borough – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • South Coatesville Borough – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Spring City Borough – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Thornbury Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Upper Oxford Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Valley Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • West Bradford Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • West Brandywine Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
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“The continued rise in cases combined with our increasing deaths from COVID-19 reflects the seriousness of this situation,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We know that these prolonged mitigation effects have been difficult for everyone, but it is essential that everyone follows these orders and does not go out unless they absolutely must.”

There are 33,777 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Less than 1% are aged 0-4;
  • Less than 1% are aged 5-12;
  • 1% are aged 13-18;
  • 10% are aged 19-24;
  • 41% are aged 25-49;
  • 28% are aged 50-64; and
  • 19% are aged 65 or older.
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Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is available here.

All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide at least through April 6. Currently, 22 counties are under stay-at-home orders.

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play 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.

For an updated map with the number of statewide cases by county, visit here.

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For an updated map with the number of cases in Chester County by municipality, visit here.

For more information on COVID-19 in Chester County, visit www.Chesco.org/Coronavirus.

1 Please note that there may be differences in data reported by the Chester County Health Department and the PA Department of Health. This is usually due to cases that are incorrectly assigned to counties, which is corrected prior to reporting. The state’s data reflects the corrections in their next data update. The local Health Department data reflects the most accurate data.
2 This data is provided by the Chester County Health Department in coordination with the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, update as of March 30, 2020 12:00 pm.

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