July 7 Coronavirus Update: 3,863 Cases with 330 Deaths in Chester County from COVID-19

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CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) today confirmed 24 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Chester County, bringing the countywide total to 3,863, which includes 210 cases defined as probable and 330 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 822 resident cases of COVID-19 and 228 cases among employees at 44 of 75 distinct facilities in Chester County. Out of the total deaths from COVID-19 in the county, 272 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 29,4829 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: 4,606 | Deaths: 353
  • Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 8,682 | Deaths: 815
  • Delaware County, Pennsylvania – Cases:  7,384 | Deaths: 661
  • New Castle County, Delaware(1) – Cases: 5,489 | Deaths: 245
  • Cecil County, Maryland(2) – Cases: 505 | Deaths: 28
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 4,623 | Deaths: 372
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Statewide Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Additionally, the Pennsylvania Department of Health officially confirmed the statewide total has reached 91,299 across all 67 counties, as of July 7, with a total of 6,787 deaths. Of the patients who have tested positive, 77 percent are considered recovered.

“As the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings this holiday weekend,” 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 and we are seeing cases rise, especially in Southwest Pennsylvania.”

Mask wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Statewide, there is a total of 758,803 patients who tested negative for the COVID-19 virus to date. There are 634 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;
  • Less than 3% are aged 13-18;
  • Less than 8% are aged 19-24;
  • 37% are aged 25-49;
  • Less than 24% are aged 50-64; and
  • Less than 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.

The department is seeing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds. An alert was sent to healthcare providers over the weekend about the changing COVID-19 case demographics, as there are more cases in younger age groups than in those 50-64 and 65+. The following regions have seen significant increases among 19 to 24-year-olds in each month from April to July:

  • SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 30 percent of cases so far in July;
  • SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 15 percent of cases so far in July;
  • NE – Nearly 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 15 percent of cases so far in July;
  • NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases so far in July; and
  • SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to about 14 percent of cases so far in July.
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In nursing and personal care homes, there are 18,003 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,359 cases among employees, for a total of 21,362 at 719 distinct facilities in 55 counties.

Out of Pennsylvania’s total deaths, 4,626 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 6,855 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.
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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, 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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