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Which Communities Are Hardest Hit by Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chester County?

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HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 27, that there are 531 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 2,218 in 50 counties. The department also reported seven new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 22. Chester County has a total of 102 cases and 0 deaths.1 All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chester County by Municipality2

  • Tredyffrin Township – 11 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Easttown Township – 9 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Whiteland Township – 8 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Uwchlan Township – 8 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Chester Borough – 7 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Goshen Township – 5 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Whiteland Township – 4 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Pikeland Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Vincent Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Upper Uwchlan Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Goshen Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • West Pikeland Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Willistown Township – 3 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Birmingham Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Caln Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Charlestown Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Bradford Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • East Marlborough Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Honey Brook Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Pennsbury Township – 2 Cases, 0 Deaths
  • Downingtown Borough – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • East Brandywine Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • East Coventry Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • East Fallowfield Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
  • East Nottingham Township – 1 Case, 0 Deaths
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“Our notable increase in cases over the past few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”

There are 21,016 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Less than 1% are aged 0-4;
  • Less than 1% are aged 5-12;
  • Nearly 2% are aged 13-18;
  • 11% are aged 19-24;
  • 40% are aged 25-49;
  • Nearly 28% are aged 50-64; and
  • 18% are aged 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 25-49, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is available here.

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All non-life-sustaining businesses have been ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide at least through April 6. Currently, 10 counties are under stay-at-home orders.

For an updated map with the number of statewide cases by county, visit here.

For an updated map with the number of cases in Chester County by municipality, visit here.

1The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 107 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chester County. Chester County Health Department states any discrepancy in reports is usually due to cases that are incorrectly assigned to counties, which is corrected prior to reporting. The state’s data will reflect 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 as of March 27, 2020, 12:00 pm. However, while the information reflects the most accurate data, the breakdown does not correspond to the current overall Chester County total.

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