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Pennsylvania, Lancaster County set new records for Covid-19 cases


Pennsylvania has set a new daily record for Covid-19 cases, its third in five days.

The state reported 4,711 new positive cases on Wednesday, for a cumulative total of 243,368. That follows 4,361 new cases on Tuesday and 4,035 new cases on Saturday, Nov. 7, both of which were records at the time.

Lancaster likewise posted a record number of new cases on Wednesday, 202, marking the first day the count has exceeded 200. To date, there have been 11,271 positive cases here.

One United Lancaster is tracking daily Lancaster County and Pennsylvania Covid-19 data on its Statistics page.

Local hospital admissions for Covid-19 are on the rise. Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is reporting 52 inpatients Wednesday, and WellSpan Ephrata is reporting another 14, for a total of 66, a number that has doubled in about two weeks.

The virus is on the rise in a majority of U.S. states, alarming health officials. Nationwide, hospitalizations for the disease have reached 60,000, an all-time high, and more than 1,300 deaths were reported Tuesday, according to CNN.

To date, there have been 10.3 million infections across the U.S. and 240,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus dashboard.