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Coronavirus cases in the Middletown area and surrounding ZIP codes grow only slightly

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There are now 19 cases of the coronavirus in the 17057 ZIP code, which encompasses the Middletown area, the state Department of Health said Wednesday, one more than the day before.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health released ZIP code-specific numbers of coronavirus cases across the state for the first time Monday.

For the 17057 ZIP code, there have been 148 negative tests, 5 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.

• For the 17033 ZIP code, the Hershey area, there are 34 positive tests, 2 more than Tuesday, and 150 negative, also 2 more than Tuesday.

• For the 17036 ZIP code, the Hummelstown area, there are 28 positive tests, 2 more than Tuesday, and 238 negative, 13 more than Tuesday.

• For the 17022 ZIP code, the Elizabethtown area, there are 26 positive tests, the same as Tuesday, and 283 negative, 8 more than Tuesday.

• 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 9 negative tests, 1 more than Tuesday.

• For the 17502 ZIP code, the Bainbridge area just across the county line, there are 1 to 4 cases (the state does not specify the exact number when less than 4 for patient privacy) and 18 negative tests.

Dauphin County has 422 cases overall and 13 deaths. Lancaster County has 1,326 overall cases and 86 deaths.