January 13 Afternoon Update on COVID-19: State Reports 7,960 New Cases, 349 More Deaths

Mark Hostutler

Editor’s Note: The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s daily report for confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chester County and Delaware County have not accurately reflected the actual number of cases in both counties. This is usually because of Delaware County cases that are incorrectly assigned to Chester County, which the Chester County Health Department corrects prior to reporting. The state’s data then reflects the corrections in its next data update. Consequently, the county’s numbers are the most accurate.

Based on the information found on Chester County’s COVID-19 Dashboard, there are a total of 22,671 COVID-19 cases and 570 deaths in Chester County.

In the last 24 hours, 258 new cases and 27 deaths were recorded, bringing the county’s totals to 22,671 cases and 570 deaths.

Meanwhile, the state reported 7,960 new cases and 349 more deaths.

Chester County’s 22,671 cases represent 3.1 percent of Pennsylvania’s 741,389 total cases.

The following are the number of confirmed cases and deaths in nearby counties, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health:

County# of Cases# of Deaths
Berks County27,452652
Bucks County35,125952
Delaware County33,4071,029
Lehigh County24,383580
Philadelphia County95,7262,662
Lancaster County32,641806
Montgomery County41,9611,250

Note: Department of Health numbers are updated every day at noon.

Click here to view Chester County’s COVID-19 Dashboard.