Number of COVID-19 Cases in Chester County Continues to Trend Upward

Covid-19 cases in Chester County
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The number of COVID-19 cases in Chester County has continued to increase in the past two weeks and is still considered extremely high, according to The New York Times

Last week, an average of 109 new daily cases were reported in the county, which is a 40 percent increase compared to the two weeks prior. Since the start of the pandemic, at least one in six residents have been infected by COVID-19, totaling 93,973 reported cases. 

January 2022 remains the month with the highest number of average cases in Chester County. 

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has remained about the same in the last two weeks. The deaths also remained about the same with an average of less than one daily fatality over that period. 

Meanwhile, as of May 5, the number of fully vaccinated people in the county is at 78 percent. This includes 83 percent of residents five years old and up and 95 percent of residents 65 years old and up. 

Read more about COVID-19 in Chester County in The New York Times