February 9 COVID-19 Update: 42,817 Vaccinations and 460 New Cases in Chester County

State Public Health Laboratory in Exton Tests for COVID-19State Public Health Laboratory in Exton Tests for COVID-19; Pennsylvania Commonwealth microbiologists Karen Zimmerman, prepares a master mix for PCR inside the extraction lab at the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories.

CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) today confirmed 460 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Chester County, since our last reporting on Friday, February 5, bringing the countywide total to 28,502, which includes 3,433 cases defined as probable and 679 deaths. Of these, an estimated 24,226 patients can be considered recovered.* The remaining active cases are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

Please note, we failed to provide yesterday’s Chester County COVID-19 update due to a delay of the Pennsylvania Department of Health reporting of county-level data.

Through Feb. 8, there have been 42,817 doses of the vaccine administered. Of which, there are 26,983 people who have received one dose (partially covered) and  7,917 people who have received two doses (fully covered). The math results in 42,817 doses administered to 34,900 people.

In long-term care facilities and personal care homes, there are 1,928 resident cases of COVID-19 and 675 cases among employees at 65 of 75 distinct facilities in Chester County. Out of the total deaths from COVID-19 in the county, 445 have occurred in residents from long term care facilities or personal care facilities.

There have been a total of 170,355 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: 33,625 | Deaths: 883
  • Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 50,413 | Deaths: 1,425
  • Delaware County, Pennsylvania – Cases:  38,461 | Deaths: 1,173
  • New Castle County, Delaware(1) – Cases: 45,935 | Deaths: 570
  • Cecil County, Maryland(2) – Cases: 4,875 | Deaths: 111
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 40,309 | Deaths: 949
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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.

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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