October 9 Coronavirus Update: 44 New Positives Brings Total to 7,247 COVID-19 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 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 — The Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) today confirmed 44 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Chester County bringing the countywide total to 7,247, which includes 274 cases defined as probable and 370 deaths. Of these, an estimated 5,872 patients can be considered recovered.* 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 932 resident cases of COVID-19 and 316 cases among employees at 49 of 75 distinct facilities in Chester County. Out of the total deaths from COVID-19 in the county, 296 have occurred in residents from long term care facilities or personal care facilities.

There have been a total of 87,835 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.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Neighboring Counties

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

  • Berks County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 7,651 | Deaths: 404
  • Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 12,703 | Deaths: 886
  • Delaware County, Pennsylvania – Cases:  11,963 | Deaths: 759
  • New Castle County, Delaware(1) – Cases: 11,297 | Deaths: 323
  • Cecil County, Maryland(2) – Cases: 1,148 | Deaths: 35
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Cases: 8,421 | Deaths: 462

For the newest information on the local, state, federal response to COVID-19, click here.

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.
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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, 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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