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WellSpan Vice President and Regional Medical Director Mark Goedecker addresses COVID-19 testing started at the York Fairgrounds. York Daily Record

 A COVID-19 patient has died at WellSpan Health, according to news release from WellSpan CEO Roxanna Gapstur.

This is the first death related to the novel coronavirus at the Pennsylvania hospital since it announced it was treating patients.

As of Sunday morning, Pennsylvania had 3,394 cases, a spike of 643 since the previous day.

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“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across our communities, we have seen an increase in positive patient cases. Most will have mild symptoms, however some will be sick enough to require hospital care, and some will die from complications of COVID-19,” Gapstur said. “But we can’t do it alone. We need everyone to come together, as one united front, to slow the spread and keep our friends and neighbors safe.”

No information was available about the patient’s age and home county or whether they had underlying health conditions.

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