February 26 COVID-19 Update: 90,489 Vaccinations to Date in Chester County

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CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) today confirmed 128 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Chester County, bringing the countywide total to 30,445, which includes 3,997 cases defined as probable and 723 deaths. Of these, an estimated 27,400 patients can be considered recovered.* The remaining active cases are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

Through Feb. 25, there have been 90,489 doses of the vaccine administered. Of which, there are 37,021 people who have received one dose (partially covered) and  26,734 people who have received two doses (fully covered). The math results in 90,489 doses administered to 63,755 people.

In long-term care facilities and personal care homes, there are 1,957 resident cases of COVID-19 and 692 cases among employees at 63 of 75 distinct facilities in Chester County. Out of the total deaths from COVID-19 in the county, 458 have occurred in residents from long-term care facilities or personal care facilities.

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There have been a total of 177,025 Chester County residents who tested negative for the COVID-19 virus to date.

For an updated map with the number of cases in Chester County by municipality, visit here. A mobile-friendly version of this information can be found here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Neighboring Counties

The health data below lists the confirmed cases in neighboring counties:

  • Berks County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 35,476 | Deaths: 898
  • Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 53,604 | Deaths: 1,541
  • Delaware County, Pennsylvania – Cases:  40,700 | Deaths: 1,230
  • New Castle County, Delaware(1) – Cases: 49,019 | Deaths: 692
  • Cecil County, Maryland(2) – Cases: 4,998 | Deaths: 118
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 43,348 | Deaths: 1,030

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.
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For an updated map with the number of statewide cases by county, visit here. For more information on COVID-19 in Chester County, visit www.Chesco.org/Coronavirus.


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.

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Paul
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Paul
March 2, 2021 11:45 am

Hello, you say in the article “Of which, there are 37,021 people who have received one dose (partially covered) and 26,734 people who have received two doses (fully covered). The math results in 90,489 doses administered to 63,755 people.”, but the Chester County website from last week says “IN TOTAL, 36,561 people have been given either one or both doses of the vaccine”(https://mailchi.mp/chesco/chester-county-health-department-covid-19-vaccine-update-4754150?e=375cdea214&fbclid=IwAR2VNozFkm633-WWocnAcEK1YWylF0GTicIl1aWtM9x9lYVida1nNSYDu5g) I think this means the 26,734 in your statement is a SUBSET of the 37,021, not in addition to the 37,021. Could you please check on this? In trying to figure out where we are with vaccination… Read more »

Timothy Alexander
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Timothy Alexander
March 2, 2021 12:17 pm
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The data that MyChesCo uses comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. We use those numbers, rather than the County numbers, because all hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, etc report directly to the state, and then the state disseminates that information to the County, which we found to often be slow in updating. But no… on this day’s reporting, the Pennsylvania Department of Health was showing 63,755 total people received vaccines… 37,021 with only one dose (partially covered) and 26,734 with both doses (fully covered)… 63,755 people received 90,489 doses of vaccine. Of course, the state does make regular corrections to… Read more »

Paul
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Paul
March 2, 2021 1:22 pm

Thanks for replying. I called the Chester County Department of Health, and the person there double checked and said their data shows 36,561 had one or both shots as of 2/19. Based on your comment, I checked the state’s website (https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx#data) and am seeing numbers that line up with yours (it shows 70,000 as of today). The fact that the state data shows 70,000 and the county is showing a bit over half of that is pretty disturbing but I’m crossing my fingers that the state numbers are more accurate!

Timothy Alexander
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Timothy Alexander
March 3, 2021 5:24 am
Reply to  Paul

Since the very beginning, there have been discrepancies with the data comparing the numbers put out by the state for Chester County and the county itself. Since the state receives the data first, and from all sources, they are the most authoritative. Still, all daily totals are subject to change. Government typically does not do well reporting in real-time.

Thanks for your questions. I’m sure others wanted to know as well.