Adams virus loss of life rely rises to eight | Covid-19

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Adams County's COVID-19 deaths have increased from seven to eight, according to Coroner Patricia Felix.

All of the deceased were elderly people with underlying diseases, said Felix on Sunday.

A woman died on May 21 in the same nursing home where all but one of the county's deaths took place, Felix said. She refused to publicly identify the nursing home.

One of the county's deaths occurred at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.

The seventh death occurred on May 22, but the Adams County's total rose to eight on the State Department of Health (DOH) website just last weekend.

Adams' total coronavirus cases continue to rise, according to the DOH website.

The Sunday site showed 251 positive tests in Adams since the pandemic began, as well as 3,098 negative tests. Eight deaths out of 102,811 residents mean the county's COVID-19 death rate is 7.8 per 100,000, according to the location.

For comparison, on April 28, when Felix said the county's total had increased from three to six, the DOH location listed 124 positive and 1,454 negative tests for Adams.

On May 22, as the county moved into the yellow phase of the state's pandemic precautions, the DOH totals were 214 positive and 2,418 negative tests.

Regional care provider WellSpan Health's website on Sunday showed that Adams had had 192 positive tests and 2,719 negative tests since March 10.

The total WellSpan count for May 22 was 180 positive tests and 2,409 negative tests.

The WellSpan website lists the only death at Gettysburg Hospital.

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