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Little change in COVID-19 cases for Middletown area in last week, but E-town region sees steady rise


The number of coronavirus cases in the Middletown area has changed very little in the last week, with 36 confirmed in the 17057 ZIP code today.

Last Wednesday, May 13, there were 35 confirmed cases.

The total was 30 on May 1 after three straight days of 28 reported cases, then to 31 on Saturday, May 2, where it remained until Saturday, May 9, when it increased to 33. It went up to 35 on Tuesday, May 12.

The current total is 19 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. 

For the 17057 ZIP code, there have been 325 negative tests, up from 262 on May 13.

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 53 positive tests, 2 more than May 13, and 302 negative, up from 254.

• For the 17036 ZIP code, the Hummelstown area, there are 44 positive tests, 4 more than May 13, and 442 negative, up from 378.

• For the 17022 ZIP code, the Elizabethtown area, there are 82 positive tests, an increase of 24 from May 13, and 561 negative, an increase from 478.

• 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 33 negative tests, 5 more than May 13.

• 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 41 negative tests, 12 more than May 13.