Nearly 200 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Delaware County Between Wednesday and Thursday

David Bjorkgren
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Four additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Delaware County for Thursday, April 1.

The Chester County Health Department is reporting a total of 1,345 COVID-19 fatalities in the county.

Of those, 821 were in long-term care facilities and personal care homes, according to the latest statistics from the Chester County Health Department.

Three of the deaths were reported from Upper Darby.

One was from Yeadon Borough.

COVID-19 fatalities have been reported in 46 of the county’s 49 municipalities.

The following is a breakdown of COVID-19 fatalities by municipality as reported March 31:  

  • Middletown 220
  • Marple 144
  • Haverford 118
  • Upper Darby 91
  • City of Chester 74
  • Yeadon 69
  • Nether Providence 63
  • Concord 55
  • Darby Borough 48
  • Radnor 40
  • Media 34
  • Springfield 33
  • Ridley 33
  • Newtown 31
  • Upper Chichester 28
  • Bethel 25
  • Aston 20
  • Prospect Park 19
  • Lansdowne 18
  • Upper Providence 17
  • Darby Township 16
  • Location unknown 14
  • Brookhaven 14
  • Clifton Heights 13
  • Edgmont 11
  • Collingdale 10
  • Glenolden 10
  • East Lansdowne 9
  • Norwood 9
  • Folcroft 6
  • Chester Township 6
  • Upland 5
  • Ridley Park 5
  • Sharon Hill 4
  • Aldan 4
  • Thornbury 4
  • Trainer 4
  • Colwyn 4
  • Marcus Hook 3
  • Chadds Ford 2
  • Parkside 1
  • Swarthmore 1
  • Eddystone 1
  • Rutledge 1
  • Lower Chichester 1
  • Rose Valley 1
  • Tinicium 1

There were 191 new positive COVID-19 cases in Delaware County reported for Thursday, April 1.  Monday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 31. Total cases are now 41,968.

Prospect Park continues to have the highest percentage of population being affected by the virus. Total cases are 659, affecting 10.15 percent of its 6,492 population.

Upper Darby has the most total cases, with 6,257 cases reported, or 7.54 percent of Upper Darby’s 82,993 population.

The following are the number of total reported cases of COVID-19 in Delaware County as of Thursday, April 1, listed by municipality in descending order of caseload.

  • Upper Darby 6,257
  • Haverford Township 3,052
  • Ridley Township 2,536
  • City of Chester 2,525
  • Marple 1,968
  • Springfield 1,931
  • Radnor 1,490
  • Middletown Township 1,359
  • Concord 1,267
  • Aston 1,199
  • Upper Chichester 1,173
  • Yeadon 1,136
  • Nether Providence 975
  • Darby Borough 972
  • Newtown 957
  • Darby Township 764
  • Lansdowne 704
  • Bethel 693
  • Collingdale 689
  • Prospect Park 659
  • Upper Providence 639
  • Ridley Park 607
  • Glenolden 582
  • Brookhaven 555
  • Folcroft 546
  • Norwood 524
  • Sharon Hill 492
  • Clifton Heights 487
  • Thornbury 441
  • Media 405
  • Tinicum 327
  • Aldan 289
  • Chester Township 278
  • Edgmont 266
  • Colwyn 221
  • Lower Chichester 217
  • Swarthmore 203
  • East Lansdowne 201
  • Eddystone 198
  • Upland 195
  • Chester Heights 179
  • Trainer 158
  • Morton 161
  • Chadds Ford 149
  • Parkside 142
  • Marcus Hook 139
  • Millbourne 73
  • Rutledge 62
  • Rose Valley 29

There are 897 cases still under investigation, to which no municipality has yet been assigned.

The county has had 219,196 people test negative for the virus. The health department is reporting a 90.3 percent recovery rate.

Cases broken down by age groups, as reported Thursday, April 1, are:

  • Under 10: 1,797 cases
  • 10 to 19: 4.615 cases
  • 20 to 29: 7,025 cases  
  • 30 to 39: 6,132 cases  
  • 40 to 49: 5,687 cases
  • 50 to 59: 6,512 cases
  • 60 to 69: 5,071 cases
  • 70 to 79: 2,571 cases
  • 80 and over: 2,553 cases

Click here to access the latest data on Delaware County from the Chester County Health Department.

For information and resources concerning the coronavirus, visit the county website here.

Pennsylvania data

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of noon, April 1, there were 3,893  new cases of COVID-19 statewide. Total cases now number 1,028,750.

The state is reporting 27additional COVID-19 deaths for Thursday, April 1. The statewide death toll is now 25,120.

For more information on state COVID-19 findings, click here.

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