CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) today confirmed 20 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Chester County, bringing the countywide total to 3,731, which includes 211 cases defined as probable and 325 deaths. All active cases are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
In personal care facilities and personal care homes, there are 820 resident cases of COVID-19 and 227 cases among employees at 44 of 75 distinct facilities in Chester County. Out of the total deaths from COVID-19 in the county, 269 have occurred in residents from long term care facilities or personal care facilities.
Governor Wolf moved Chester County to “green phase” on June 26th. The green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay-at-home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health. Some restrictions, such as mask-wearing, remain in place. The latest information on Chester County’s re-opening measures can be found at RestoreChesterCounty.org.
There have been a total of 26,794 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: 4,559| Deaths: 351
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 8,483 | Deaths: 804
- Delaware County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 7,230 | Deaths: 655
- New Castle County, Delaware(1) – Cases: 5,079 | Deaths: 243
- Cecil County, Maryland(2) – Cases: 480 | Deaths: 28
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 4,464 | Deaths: 364
Statewide Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
Additionally, the Pennsylvania Department of Health officially confirmed the statewide total has reached 87,242 across all 67 counties, as of July 1, with a total of 6,687 deaths. Of the patients who have tested positive, 78 percent are considered recovered.
“As nearly the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away. Each of us has a responsibility to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones and others by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and washing our hands frequently. Together we can protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.”
Mask wearing is required in all businesses in yellow and green phases of reopening. The importance of masks even in counties in the green phase could have lasting effects as a COVID-19 surge is possible this fall.
Statewide, there is a total of 689,562 patients who tested negative for the COVID-19 virus to date. There are 633 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases.
Of the patients who have tested positive, based on statewide numbers, the age breakdown is as follows:(3)
- Less than 1% are aged 0-4;
- 1% are aged 5-12;
- 2% are aged 13-18;
- 7% are aged 19-24;
- Less than 37% are aged 25-49;
- 24% are aged 50-64; and
- 27% are aged 65 or older.
Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More statewide data is available here.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,805 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,291 cases among employees, for a total of 21,096 at 699 distinct facilities in 52 counties.
Out of Pennsylvania’s total deaths, 4,583 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Data for specific long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania, including Department of Health and Department of Human Services regulated facilities is available here.
Approximately 6,636 of the total statewide cases are in health care workers.
Currently, all 67 counties are in the yellow or green phase of reopening.
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 for a life-sustaining reason, please wear a mask.
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, going forward, except where noted, MyChesCo will be using data from the Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) as the primary data source for our daily updates. Unfortunately, this means we will no longer publish a breakdown by municipality. We apologize for any inconvenience. All data is provisional and subject to change as new information becomes available.
(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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