New Cases Plummet for Third Straight Week; Here’s Where COVID-19 Has Spread the Most, Least in Chester County

Mark Hostutler
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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Chester County has plummeted for the third straight week. However, some areas remain more affected by the spread of coronavirus than others, write Sean Adams and Megan Lavey-Heaton for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

The latest numbers compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of Health highlight the rates of COVID-19 infection in each ZIP Code statewide for the seven days ending May 5, compared with the infection rates for the seven days prior.

The highest percentage increase in new cases was in ZIP Code 19330 (Cochranville), which recorded an increase of 3.76 percent.

ZIP Code 19520 (Elverson) is next with an increase of 3.14 percent, followed by ZIP Code 19425 (Chester Springs) at 2.92 percent. Also, ZIP Code 19333 (Devon) recorded an increase of 2.59 percent.

Meanwhile, ZIP Code 19350 (Landenberg) saw an uptick of just 0.61 percent, while ZIP Code 19311 (Avondale) recorded a rise of 0.68 percent.

Read more about where COVID-19 is spreading the most and least in Chester County in the Harrisburg Patriot-News.