January 20 Afternoon Update on COVID-19: State Reports 5,984 New Cases, 401 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 23,936 COVID-19 cases and 585 deaths in Chester County.

In the last 24 hours, 177 new cases and three deaths were recorded, bringing the county’s totals to 23,936 cases and 585 deaths.

Meanwhile, the state reported 5,984 new cases and 401 more deaths.

Chester County’s 23,936 cases represent 3.1 percent of Pennsylvania’s 783,170 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 County29,253707
Bucks County36,952987
Delaware County34,9551,080
Lehigh County25,940631
Philadelphia County99,3182,758
Lancaster County34,745854
Montgomery County44,5611,322

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

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