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DOH: Cumberland County reaches 250 total COVID-19 deaths in Saturday's report; 198 new cases reported

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The state Department of Health reported Saturday that Cumberland County saw 198 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths.

The total number of deaths in the county is now at 250, the third highest total in the southcentral region.

Comparing just the number of negative tests (210) and confirmed positive tests (178), the county saw about 45.9% of its tests come back positive Saturday.

The number of hospitalizations in Cumberland County is unchanged from Friday. There were 153 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Saturday's report. Of those, 28 are in the ICU, the same as Friday, and 20 are on ventilators, a decrease of one.

The department updated its COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard data Friday, and Cumberland County showed a near 1% increase in percent positivity for the week of cases running Dec. 11-17 at 18.2%. The county incidence rate per 100,000 people for the week also increased from 429.2 to 488.4.

The county totaled 38 deaths from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17, an average of five per day. For December, the county has totaled 108 deaths in 18 days after totaling 53 deaths in 30 days in November.

In the southcentral region, York County had 400 new cases Saturday, Dauphin County 192 cases, Franklin County 178 cases, Adams County 163 cases, Blair County 144 cases, and Lebanon County 116 cases.

The department reported 9,834 additional positive COVID-19 cases for the state Saturday along with 217 additional deaths. 

County numbers in the southcentral region (updated Dec. 19):

  • Adams County (pop. 103,009): 163 new cases; 3,569 total cases (3,251 confirmed, 318 probable); 24,645 negatives; 64 deaths (+3)
  • Bedford County (pop. 47,888): 64 new cases; 2,637 total cases (2,061 confirmed, 576 probable); 7,507 negatives; 79 deaths (+2)
  • Blair County (pop. 121,829): 144 new cases; 6,900 total cases (5,971 confirmed, 929 probable); 29,402 negatives; 141 deaths (+9)
  • Cumberland County (pop. 253,370): 198 new cases; 8,753 total cases (7,940 confirmed, 813 probable); 55,118 negatives; 250 deaths (+5)
  • Dauphin County (pop. 278,299): 192 new cases; 11,972 total cases (11,492 confirmed, 480 probable); 72,645 negatives; 272 deaths (+3)
  • Franklin County (pop. 155,027): 178 new cases; 7,471 total cases (6,750 confirmed, 721 probable); 34,605 negatives; 183 deaths (+3)
  • Fulton County (pop. 14,530): 5 new cases; 579 total cases (359 confirmed, 220 probable); 2,542 negatives; 7 deaths
  • Huntingdon County (pop. 45,144): 72 new cases; 2,531 total cases (2,151 confirmed, 380 probable); 10,533 negatives; 75 deaths
  • Juniata County (pop. 24,763): 18 new cases; 1,163 total cases (1,063 confirmed, 100 probable); 3,643 negatives; 34 deaths
  • Lebanon County (pop. 141,793): 116 new cases; 7,585 total cases (6,993 confirmed, 592 probable); 34,278 negatives; 138 deaths 
  • Mifflin County (pop. 46,138): 36 new cases; 3,001 total cases (2,860 confirmed, 141 probable); 10,458 negatives; 91 deaths (+1)
  • Perry County (pop. 46,272): 44 new cases; 1,327 total cases (1,193 confirmed, 134 probable); 7,389 negatives; 22 deaths (+1)
  • York County (pop. 449,058): 400 new cases; 19,439 total cases (17,516 confirmed, 1,923 probable); 104,234 negatives; 337 deaths (+10)

ZIP code-level counts (updated Dec. 18):

  • 17013: 1,199 positives, 7,533 negatives - +188 since Dec. 11
  • 17015: 717 positives, 4,087 negatives - +114 since Dec. 11
  • 17050: 1,134 positives, 7,751 negatives - +189 since Dec. 11
  • 17055: 1,349 positives, 11,170 negatives - +182 since Dec. 11
  • 17011: 1,083 positives, 8,893 negatives - +175 since Dec. 11
  • 17007: 187 positives, 1,000 negatives - +23 since Dec. 11
  • 17065: 132 positives, 690 negatives - +26 since Dec. 11
  • 17324: 101 positives, 779 negatives - +17 since Dec. 11
  • 17241: 313 positives, 2,111 negatives - +61 since Dec. 11
  • 17257: 937 positives, 3,652 negatives - +123 since Dec. 11
  • 17240: 80 positives, 322 negatives - +17 since Dec. 11
  • 17025: 472 positives, 3,057 negatives - +81 since Dec. 11
  • 17070: 455 positives, 3,094 negatives - +68 since Dec. 11
  • 17043: 144 positives, 1,209 negatives - +52 since Dec. 11
  • 17019: 494 positives, 3,323 negatives - +111 since Dec. 11
  • 17266: 13 positives, 74 negatives - +2 since Dec. 11

Long-term care facilities and personal care homes in Cumberland County (as reported to the Department of Health through Dec. 17):

  • Artis Senior Living of West Shore (Lemoyne): fewer than 5 resident cases; 8 staff cases; fewer than 5 deaths
  • Bethany Village Retirement Center (Mechanicsburg): 6 resident cases; 6 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Bridges at Bent Creek (Hampden Township): 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Brookdale Grandon Farms (Hampden Township): 9 resident cases; 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Carriage Courts Personal Care at Green Ridge Village (Newville): fewer than 5 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Chapel Pointe (Carlisle): 51 resident cases; 45 staff cases; 15 deaths (numbers are from last available data on Dec. 8).
  • Church of God Home (Carlisle): 37 resident cases; 37 staff cases; 6 deaths
  • Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Carlisle): 92 resident cases; 36 staff cases; 16 deaths (numbers are from last available data on Dec. 8)
  • Country Meadows of West Shore (Mechanicsburg): 11 resident cases; 15 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Cumberland Crossings (Carlisle): 40 resident cases; 31 staff cases; 15 deaths
  • Elmcroft of Shippensburg: fewer than 5 residents; fewer than 5 staff cases; fewer than 5 deaths
  • Forest Park (Carlisle): 34 resident cases; 12 staff cases; fewer than 5 deaths
  • Fox Subacute (Mechanicsburg): 0 resident cases; 12 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Gardens at Camp Hill: 50 resident cases; 26 staff cases; 8 deaths (numbers are from last available data on Dec. 8)
  • Gardens at West Shore (Camp Hill): 82 resident cases; 26 staff cases; 19 deaths (numbers are from last available data on June 10)
  • Gilliland Manor (Newville): fewer than 5 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Manorcare Health Center (Camp Hill): fewer than 5 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 6 deaths (numbers are from last available data on Dec. 8)
  • Manorcare Health Center (Carlisle): 25 resident cases; 22 staff cases; 5 deaths 
  • Messiah Lifeways (Upper Allen Township): 115 cases; 66 staff cases; 48 deaths
  • New Visions Inc.: 0 staff cases; fewer than 5 resident cases; 0 deaths
  • Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home (Carlisle): 101 resident cases; 69 staff cases; 14 deaths (numbers are from last available data on Dec. 8)
  • Shippensburg Health Care Center: 116 resident cases; 51 staff cases; 34 deaths (resident numbers haven't been updated since Dec. 1)
  • Swaim Health Center (Newville): 19 resident cases; 19 staff cases; 0 deaths (numbers are from last available data on Dec. 8)
  • Thornwald Home (Carlisle): 21 resident cases; 27 staff cases; fewer than 5 deaths (numbers are from last available data on Dec. 8)
  • Vibra Senior Living: fewer than 5 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Woods at Cedar Run: fewer than 5 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths

COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard (Dec. 11-Dec. 17):

(Counties with a percent positivity above 5% in a week go on the Department of Health's watch list)

  • Pennsylvania
    • Percent Positivity - 15.8% last 7 days (16.1% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 480 (445.8 previous 7 days)
  • Adams County:
    • Percent Positivity - 22.1% last 7 days (18.8% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 490.2 (386.1 previous 7 days)
  • Cumberland County:
    • Percent Positivity - 18.2% last 7 days (17.3% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 488.4 (429.2 previous 7 days)
  • Dauphin County:
    • Percent Positivity - 20.6% last 7 days (18.7% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 545.3 (500.5 previous 7 days)
  • Franklin County:
    • Percent Positivity - 22.1% last 7 days (21% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 527 (488.9 previous 7 days)
  • Lebanon County:
    • Percent Positivity - 17.4% last 7 days (14.7% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 517.6 (434.5 previous 7 days)
  • Perry County:
    • Percent Positivity - 26.1% last 7 days (19.7% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 498.5 (381.5 previous 7 days)
  • York County:
    • Percent Positivity - 19.9% last 7 days (18% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 591.2 (533.6 previous 7 days)

Email Jake Adams at jadams@cumberlink.com or follow him on Twitter @jakeadams520​

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