May 11 Coronavirus Update: 1,926 Cases and 187 Deaths in Chester County 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.

CHESTER COUNTY, PA — Chester County health officials have today confirmed 20 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 1,926 cases and 187 deaths.(1) All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

In long term care facilities and personal care homes, there are 615 resident cases of COVID-19, and 89 cases among employees, at 38 of 75 distinct facilities in Chester County. Out of the total deaths from COVID-19 in the county, 162 have occurred in residents from long term care facilities or personal care facilities.(6)

There have been a total of 7,123 Chester County residents who tested negative for the COVID-19 virus to date. Moreover, only one municipality has zero reported positive cases of COVID-19: Newlin Township.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chester County by Municipality(2)

  • Atglen Borough – Cases: 4 | Deaths: 0
  • Avondale Borough – Cases: 1 | Deaths: 0
  • Birmingham Township – Cases: 9 | Deaths: 0
  • Caln Township – Cases: 66 | Deaths: 3
  • Charlestown Township – Cases: 15 | Deaths: 0
  • City of Coatesville – Cases: 59 | Deaths: 0
  • Downingtown Borough – Cases: 43 | Deaths: 0
  • East Bradford Township – Cases: 90 | Deaths: 21
  • East Brandywine Township – Cases: 32 | Deaths: 1
  • East Caln Township – Cases: 32 | Deaths: 5
  • East Coventry Township – Cases: 13 | Deaths: 0
  • East Fallowfield Township – Cases: 22 | Deaths: 4
  • East Goshen Township – Cases: 120 | Deaths: 18
  • East Marlborough Township – Cases: 15 | Deaths: 0
  • East Nantmeal Township – Cases: 2 | Deaths: 0
  • East Nottingham Township – Cases: 29 | Deaths: 2
  • East Pikeland Township – Cases: 19 | Deaths: 0
  • East Vincent Township – Cases: 97 | Deaths: 32
  • East Whiteland Township – Cases: 43 | Deaths: 0
  • Easttown Township – Cases: 64 | Deaths: 4
  • Elk Township – Cases: 1 | Deaths: 0
  • Elverson Borough – Cases: 3 | Deaths: 0
  • Franklin Township – Cases: 8 | Deaths: 0
  • Highland Township – Cases: 3 | Deaths: 0
  • Honey Brook Borough – Cases: 5 | Deaths: 1
  • Honey Brook Township – Cases: 13 | Deaths: 0
  • Kennett Square Borough – Cases: 16 | Deaths: 0
  • Kennett Township – Cases: 14 | Deaths: 1
  • Location Unknown – Cases: 104 | Deaths: 0
  • London Britain Township – Cases: 6 | Deaths: 0
  • London Grove Township – Cases: 12 | Deaths: 0
  • Londonderry Township – Cases: 4 | Deaths: 1
  • Lower Oxford Township – Cases: 11 | Deaths: 0
  • Malvern Borough – Cases: 12 | Deaths: 0
  • Modena Borough – Cases: 1 | Deaths: 0
  • New Garden Township – Cases: 28 | Deaths: 1
  • New London Township – Cases: 4 | Deaths: 0
  • Newlin Township – Cases: 0 | Deaths: 0
  • North Coventry Township – Cases: 14 | Deaths: 1
  • Oxford Borough – Cases: 19 | Deaths: 2
  • Parkesburg Borough – Cases: 10 | Deaths: 1
  • Penn Township – Cases: 7 | Deaths: 0
  • Pennsbury Township – Cases: 6 | Deaths: 0
  • Phoenixville Borough – Cases: 118 | Deaths: 4
  • Pocopson Township – Cases: 38 | Deaths: 4
  • Sadsbury Township – Cases: 7 | Deaths: 0
  • Schuylkill Township – Cases: 15 | Deaths: 0
  • South Coatesville Borough – Cases: 7 | Deaths: 0
  • South Coventry Township – Cases: 6 | Deaths: 0
  • Spring City Borough – Cases: 9 | Deaths: 0
  • Thornbury Township – Cases: 6 | Deaths: 1
  • Tredyffrin Township – Cases: 77 | Deaths: 9
  • Upper Oxford Township – Cases: 3 | Deaths: 0
  • Upper Uwchlan Township – Cases: 14 | Deaths: 0
  • Uwchlan Township – Cases: 44 | Deaths: 2
  • Valley Township – Cases: 14 | Deaths: 3
  • Wallace Township – Cases: 5 | Deaths: 0
  • Warwick Township – Cases: 1 | Deaths: 0
  • West Bradford Township – Cases: 22 | Deaths: 0
  • West Brandywine Township – Cases: 33 | Deaths: 1
  • West Caln Township – Cases: 24 | Deaths: 2
  • West Chester Borough – Cases: 75 | Deaths: 16
  • West Fallowfield Township – Cases: 4 | Deaths: 0
  • West Goshen Township – Cases: 57 | Deaths: 0
  • West Grove Borough – Cases: 10 | Deaths: 0
  • West Marlborough Township – Cases: 1 | Deaths: 0
  • West Nantmeal Township – Cases: 1 | Deaths: 0
  • West Nottingham Township – Cases: 7 | Deaths: 0
  • West Pikeland Township – Cases: 12 | Deaths: 0
  • West Sadsbury Township – Cases: 5 | Deaths: 0
  • West Vincent Township – Cases: 15 | Deaths: 0
  • West Whiteland Township – Cases: 60 | Deaths: 3
  • Westtown Township – Cases: 43 | Deaths: 3
  • Willistown Township – Cases: 117 | Deaths: 41
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Hospital Data from Chester County(6)

  • Available Adult ICU Beds: 51
  • Available Medical/Surgical Beds: 158
  • Available Pediatric ICU Beds: 0
  • Available Airborne Isolation Room Beds: 58
  • Total Number of Vents: 120
    • Ventilators in Use (COVID-19): 16
    • Ventilators in Use (non-COVID-19): 30

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Neighboring Counties(6)

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

  • Berks County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 3,417 | Deaths: 171
  • Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 5,292 | Deaths: 525
  • Delaware County, Pennsylvania – Cases:  5,046| Deaths: 399
  • New Castle County, Delaware(4) – Cases: 2,390 | Deaths: 95
  • Cecil County, Maryland(5) – Cases: 267 | Deaths: 13
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Cases:  2,256 | Deaths: 168

Statewide Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases(6)

Additionally, the Pennsylvania Department of Health officially confirmed the statewide total has reached 57,154 across all 67 counties, as of May 11, with a total of 3,731 deaths.

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“As we prepare to move a number of counties from red to yellow, we need all Pennsylvanians to continue to follow the social distancing and mitigation efforts in place,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We must continue to protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, which includes our seniors, those with underlying health issues, our healthcare workers and our first responders. I am proud of the work that Pennsylvanians have done so far, but we cannot stop now, we must continue to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves from COVID-19.”

Statewide, there is a total of 231,704 patients who tested negative for the COVID-19 virus to date. 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;
  • Less than 1% are aged 5-12;
  • 1% are aged 13-18;
  • 6% are aged 19-24;
  • 37% are aged 25-49;
  • 26% are aged 50-64; and
  • 28% 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 11,801 resident cases of COVID-19, and 1,655 cases among employees, for a total of 13,456 at 540 distinct facilities in 44 counties.

Out of the total deaths, 2,552 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 3,790 of Pennsylvania’s total cases are in health care workers.

Non-life-sustaining businesses in the red phase are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year. Currently, 24 counties are in the yellow phase of reopening; 13 more will move to the yellow phase on May 15.

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 cases in Chester County by municipality, visit here. 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.

(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 before 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 May 11, 2020, at 12:53 pm. Please note that the data reflects the most accurate data at the time of the report and is subject to change as cases are investigated.
(3) Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
(4) Provided by the Delaware Health Department. Data is provisional and subject to change as new information becomes available.
(5) 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.
(6) Data provided by the Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) as of 12:00 a.m. on May 11, 2020.

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Ginny Finn

Why are not you pasting the number of DEATHS in nursing homes?I understood only 25 deaths NOT in nursing homes? That makes it less scary for rhe general public.

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Timothy Alexander

Deaths from long term care facilities and personal care homes are in the second paragraph: “Out of the total deaths from COVID-19 in the county, 162 have occurred in residents from long term care facilities or personal care facilities.”

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M McGuire

Agreed, and why are the numbers and info not clearly being reported on? The data is always buried. It does not appear we’re at the level of risk Wolf and his admin is leading us to believe.