Coronavirus Update: 160 Cases and 1 Death in Chester County, Statewide Total 4,843 Cases from COVID-19

State Public Health Laboratory in Exton Tests for COVID-19State Public Health Laboratory in Exton Tests for COVID-19; Pennsylvania Commonwealth microbiologist Kerry Pollard performs a manual extraction of the coronavirus inside the extraction lab at the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today officially confirmed 756 additional positive cases of COVID-19, as of March 31, bringing the statewide total to 4,843 in 60 counties. The department also reported 14 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 63. Chester County health officials have confirmed a total of 160 cases and 1 death from COVID-19.1  All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chester County by Municipality2

  • Tredyffrin Township – 16 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Easttown Township – 11 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Whiteland Township – 10 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Uwchlan Township – 10 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Chester Borough – 9 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Whiteland Township – 7 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Willistown Township – 7 Cases, 1 Death
  • East Goshen Township – 6 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Upper Uwchlan Township – 6 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Goshen Township – 5 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Birmingham Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Caln Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Nottingham Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Pikeland Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Vincent Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • New Garden Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Spring City Borough – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Caln Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Pikeland Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Vincent Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Westtown Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Charlestown Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Bradford Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Brandywine Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Fallowfield Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Marlborough Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Honey Brook Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Kennett Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Pennsbury Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Phoenixville Borough – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Bradford Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Brandywine Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Downingtown Borough – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • East Caln 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
  • London Grove 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
  • Thornbury Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Upper Oxford Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Valley Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • Atglen Borough – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Avondale Borough – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • City of Coatesville – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Nantmeal Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Elk Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Elverson Borough – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Highland Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Londonderry Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Lower Oxford Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Modena Borough – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • New London Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Newlin Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Parkesburg Borough – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Penn Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Pocopson Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Sadsbury Township 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Schuylkill Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • South Coventry Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Wallace Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Warwick Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Fallowfield Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Grove Borough – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Marlborough Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Nantmeal Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Nottingham Township – 0 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Sadsbury Township – 0 Cases, 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.”

Statewide, there are 37,645 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;
  • Nearly 10% are aged 19-24;
  • Nearly 41% are aged 25-49;
  • Nearly 29% are aged 50-64; and
  • Nearly 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 indefinitely. Currently, 26 counties are under stay-at-home orders.

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.

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 31, 2020, at 12:00 pm.

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Margaret Montgomery

I wish everyone that DID NOT NEED TO BE OUT TRULY LISTEN AND STAY HOME!!! Sadly, I am considered an “Essential Worker,” so I must be at work and on the road. Why as I’m driving do I continually see people congregating in large groups walking around when it’s really not necessary. I understand Law Enforcement have enough on their plate but why can there not be a measure in place to have check points placed to see why people are really out.