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May 7 Coronavirus Update: 1,716 Cases and 167 Deaths in Chester County from COVID-19

State Public Health Laboratory in ExtonState 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 39 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 1,716 cases and 167 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 544 resident cases of COVID-19, and 76 cases among employees, at 32 of 75 distinct facilities in Chester County. Out of the total deaths from COVID-19 in the county, 144 have occurred in residents from long term care facilities or personal care facilities.(6)

There have been a total of 6,305 Chester County residents who tested negative for the COVID-19 virus to date. Moreover, there are only 2 municipalities with zero reported positive cases of COVID-19, Modena Borough and 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: 58 | Deaths: 3
  • Charlestown Township – Cases: 14 | Deaths: 0
  • City of Coatesville – Cases: 57 | Deaths: 0
  • Downingtown Borough – Cases: 40 | Deaths: 0
  • East Bradford Township – Cases: 82 | Deaths: 19
  • East Brandywine Township – Cases: 31 | Deaths: 1
  • East Caln Township – Cases: 29 | Deaths: 4
  • East Coventry Township – Cases: 11 | Deaths: 0
  • East Fallowfield Township – Cases: 20 | Deaths: 4
  • East Goshen Township – Cases: 111 | Deaths: 16
  • East Marlborough Township – Cases: 13 | Deaths: 0
  • East Nantmeal Township – Cases: 2 | Deaths: 0
  • East Nottingham Township – Cases: 24 | Deaths: 2
  • East Pikeland Township – Cases: 17 | Deaths: 0
  • East Vincent Township – Cases: 83 | Deaths: 31
  • East Whiteland Township – Cases: 40 | Deaths: 0
  • Easttown Township – Cases: 64 | Deaths: 3
  • Elk Township – Cases: 1 | Deaths: 0
  • Elverson Borough – Cases: 3 | Deaths: 0
  • Franklin Township – Cases: 6 | Deaths: 0
  • Highland Township – Cases: 3 | Deaths: 0
  • Honey Brook Borough – Cases: 4 | Deaths: 1
  • Honey Brook Township – Cases: 13 | Deaths: 0
  • Kennett Square Borough – Cases: 11 | Deaths: 0
  • Kennett Township – Cases: 11 | Deaths: 1
  • Location Unknown – Cases: 57 | Deaths: 0
  • London Britain Township – Cases: 6 | Deaths: 0
  • London Grove Township – Cases: 9 | Deaths: 0
  • Londonderry Township – Cases: 3 | Deaths: 1
  • Lower Oxford Township – Cases: 10 | Deaths: 0
  • Malvern Borough – Cases: 12 | Deaths: 0
  • Modena Borough – Cases: 0 | Deaths: 0
  • New Garden Township – Cases: 19 | Deaths: 1
  • New London Township – Cases: 2 | Deaths: 0
  • Newlin Township – Cases: 0 | Deaths: 0
  • North Coventry Township – Cases: 13 | Deaths: 1
  • Oxford Borough – Cases: 13 | Deaths: 2
  • Parkesburg Borough – Cases: 10 | Deaths: 1
  • Penn Township – Cases: 7 | Deaths: 0
  • Pennsbury Township – Cases: 6 | Deaths: 0
  • Phoenixville Borough – Cases: 103 | Deaths: 3
  • Pocopson Township – Cases: 36 | Deaths: 2
  • Sadsbury Township – Cases: 7 | Deaths: 0
  • Schuylkill Township – Cases: 15 | Deaths: 0
  • South Coatesville Borough – Cases: 7 | Deaths: 0
  • South Coventry Township – Cases: 4 | Deaths: 0
  • Spring City Borough – Cases: 9 | Deaths: 0
  • Thornbury Township – Cases: 6 | Deaths: 1
  • Tredyffrin Township – Cases: 73 | Deaths: 8
  • Upper Oxford Township – Cases: 2 | Deaths: 0
  • Upper Uwchlan Township – Cases: 13 | Deaths: 0
  • Uwchlan Township – Cases: 42 | Deaths: 2
  • Valley Township – Cases: 14 | Deaths: 2
  • Wallace Township – Cases: 5 | Deaths: 0
  • Warwick Township – Cases: 1 | Deaths: 0
  • West Bradford Township – Cases: 19 | Deaths: 0
  • West Brandywine Township – Cases: 28 | Deaths: 1
  • West Caln Township – Cases: 24 | Deaths: 2
  • West Chester Borough – Cases: 74 | Deaths: 12
  • West Fallowfield Township – Cases: 4 | Deaths: 0
  • West Goshen Township – Cases: 56 | Deaths: 0
  • West Grove Borough – Cases: 5 | Deaths: 0
  • West Marlborough Township – Cases: 1 | Deaths: 0
  • West Nantmeal Township – Cases: 1 | Deaths: 0
  • West Nottingham Township – Cases: 6 | Deaths: 0
  • West Pikeland Township – Cases: 10 | Deaths: 0
  • West Sadsbury Township – Cases: 4 | Deaths: 0
  • West Vincent Township – Cases: 14 | Deaths: 0
  • West Whiteland Township – Cases: 54 | Deaths: 3
  • Westtown Township – Cases: 41 | Deaths: 3
  • Willistown Township – Cases: 109 | Deaths: 37
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Hospital Data from Chester County(6)

  • Available Adult ICU Beds: 58
  • Available Medical/Surgical Beds: 152
  • Available Pediatric ICU Beds: 0
  • Available Airborne Isolation Room Beds: 58
  • Total Number of Vents: 120
    • Ventilators in Use (COVID-19): 15
    • Ventilators in Use (non-COVID-19): 21

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

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

  • Berks County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 3,095 | Deaths: 168
  • Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 4,915 | Deaths: 506
  • Delaware County, Pennsylvania – Cases:  4,497| Deaths: 376
  • New Castle County, Delaware(4) – Cases: 2,087 | Deaths: 85
  • Cecil County, Maryland(5) – Cases: 208 | Deaths: 13
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Cases:  2,070 | Deaths: 161

Statewide Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases(6)

Additionally, the Pennsylvania Department of Health officially confirmed the statewide total has reached 52,915 across all 67 counties, as of May 7, with a total of 3,416 deaths.

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Statewide, there is a total of 209,873 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
  • 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. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More statewide data is available here.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 10,506 resident cases of COVID-19, and 1,489 cases among employees, for a total of 11,995 at 514 distinct facilities in 44 counties.

Out of total Pennsylvania deaths, 2,355 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year.

All 67 counties in Pennsylvania are under a Stay at Home Order through May 8. All of Pennsylvania is currently in the red phase.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, May 8, 24 counties will move from red to yellow. These counties include: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren.

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 7, 2020, at 11:19 am. 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 7, 2020

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