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17057 ZIP code has another confirmed coronavirus case reported Tuesday, state says

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There was 1 new confirmed coronavirus case in the Middletown area on Tuesday, putting the total at 28 in the 17057 ZIP code, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced.

That is 11 more than April 20, the first day the Department of Health released ZIP code-specific numbers of coronavirus cases across the state — an increase of almost 65 percent in nine days. 

There were 17 total cases in the 17057 ZIP code on April 20; 18 on April 21; 19 on April 22; 21 on Thursday; 23 on Friday; 26 on Saturday; and 27 total on Sunday and Monday.

For the 17057 ZIP code, there have been 179 negative tests, 8 more than Monday.

Positive cases includes all people who have been confirmed to have a positive nucleic acid test for the virus that causes COVID-19. This number does not include people who are considered probable cases on the basis of symptoms, exposure or other factors only.

The 17057 ZIP code includes Middletown and Royalton and almost all of Lower Swatara and Londonderry townships. It has a total population of about 23,000 people.

• For the 17033 ZIP code, the Hershey area, there are 38 positive tests Tuesday, 1 more than the previous day, and 190 negative, 6 more than the previous day.

• For the 17036 ZIP code, the Hummelstown area, there are 32 positive tests, 1 more than the previous day, and 289 negative, 12 more than the previous day.

• For the 17022 ZIP code, the Elizabethtown area, there are 31 positive tests, the same as the previous day, and 325 negative, 6 more than the previous day.

• For the 17034 ZIP code, the Highspire area, there are 1 to 4 cases (the state does not specify the exact number when less than 4 for patient privacy) and 20 negative tests, 4 more than the previous day.

• For the 17502 ZIP code, the Bainbridge area just across the Lancaster County line, there are 1 to 4 cases (the state does not specify the exact number when less than 4 for patient privacy) and 23 negative tests, the same as the previous day.

Dauphin County has 553 cases and 20 deaths. Lancaster County has 1,678 cases and 78 deaths.