Another day with no new coronavirus cases reported in the Middletown area; Hershey region up to 44
The Middletown area reported the same number of total coronavirus cases on Wednesday that it has had since Saturday — 31 in the 17057 ZIP code.
The total increased by 2 to 30 on Friday after three straight days of 28 reported cases, then to 31 on Saturday, where it has remained.
The total is 14 more than the 17 announced April 20, the first day the Department of Health released ZIP code-specific numbers of coronavirus cases across the state.
There were 17 total cases in the 17057 ZIP code on April 20; 18 on April 21; 19 on April 22; 21 on April 23; 23 on April 24; 26 on April 25; 27 total on April 26 and April 27; 28 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 30 on Friday; and 31 on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.
For the 17057 ZIP code, there have been 219 negative tests, 3 more than Tuesday.
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 44 positive tests, 1 more than the previous day, and 224 negative, the same as the previous day.
• For the 17036 ZIP code, the Hummelstown area, there are 37 positive tests, 1 fewer than the previous day (the decrease was not explained), and 329 negative, the same as the previous day.
• For the 17022 ZIP code, the Elizabethtown area, there are 36 positive tests, an increase of 1 from the previous day, and 413 negative, an increase of 11.
• 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 24 negative tests, the same as 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 27 negative tests, an increase of 1 from the previous day.
Dauphin County has 711 cases and 29 deaths. Lancaster County has 2,041 cases and 145 deaths.