New York Times: COVID Cases in Chester County Are Extremely High; Last Week’s Total Highest of Pandemic

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Chester County is now extremely high, with the total reported for the last week being the highest of the pandemic, according to The New York Times.

Past week, there was an average of 968 new daily cases reported in the county, which is a 109 percent increase compared to the two weeks prior. Since the start of the pandemic, at least 1 in 7 residents have been infected by COVID-19, totaling 76,863 reported cases.

This makes January the month with the highest average cases in Chester County, which is at extremely high risk for unvaccinated people.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased in the last two weeks by 30 percent. Deaths have also increased, with 50 new fatalities over the same period.

Meanwhile, as of January 11, the number of fully vaccinated people in the county is at 74 percent. This includes 83 percent of fully vaccinated residents aged 12 and up and 95 percent of fully vaccinated people aged 65 and up.

Read more about the COVID-19 situation at The New York Times.

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