Editor’s Note: COVID-19 statistics were unavailable from the Chester County Health Department for Thursday, May 21. The following statistics were provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. They do not include a municipal breakdown of COVID-19 cases and may be slightly different than the numbers reported out of local health departments.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of midnight, May 21, that there are 5,969 reported positive cases of COVID-19 in Delaware County, an increase of 125 cases since Wednesday, May 20.
There are 481 deaths reported, an increase of nine county residents who have lost their life to COVID-19 complications since Wednesday, May 20, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
In the state, there were 980 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 65,392.
There are 4,869 total deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 102 new deaths. Of those, 3,234 have been residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
The number of cases reported in the southeast region of the state, which includes Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks and Chester Counties, jumped up 645 since Wednesday, for a total of 42,180. The southeast region has the highest number of positive confirmed cases in the state. The next highest number of cases in the state is in the northeast, reporting 12,385 cases.
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