Lebanon County is now tracking at 328 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus according to current Pennsylvania Department of Health data.
The updated confirmed case count was released around noon Tuesday as the Pennsylvania Department of Health has been doing daily since last month.
As of today, the Department of Health is reporting two deaths from COVID-19. Lebanon County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Yocum had told WLBR’s Gordon Weise yesterday that three deaths have been linked to coronavirus so far in Lebanon County. LebTown is continuing to look into the apparent discrepancy here, which has occurred in other counties as well.
The current statewide positive count is 25,345, with 584 deaths. The state has recorded 108,286 negative tests.
As far as neighboring counties:
- Berks County – 1,247 cases, 27 deaths
- Dauphin County – 249 cases, five deaths
- Lancaster County – 865 cases, 26 deaths
- Schuylkill County – 200 cases, two deaths
Here’s how Lebanon County stacks up to neighboring counties on a per capita basis, using the Census Bureau’s 2019 population estimates.
- Berks County – 0.30% (421,164 population)
- Dauphin County – 0.09% (278,299 population)
- Lancaster County – 0.16% (545,724 population)
- Lebanon County – 0.23% (141,793 population)
- Schuylkill County – 0.14% (141,359 population)
For context, Philadelphia is currently at 0.45% with 7,121 cases and a population of 1,584,064 and Lehigh County is at 0.49% with 1,803 cases and a population of 369,318.
Here’s how Lebanon County’s confirmed case count has grown over the past few weeks.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health does not release municipality-level or other demographic attributes of confirmed cases to either the public or to Lebanon County administration.
Here is a chart maintained by the Pennsylvania Capital-Star which shows how total tests across the state compare to positive tests.
The state does not track, at least publicly, the total number of tests at the county level.
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