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Lititz Borough and Manheim Township led the county in coronavirus deaths in the past week, as the toll countywide rose by 42 and reached 240, according to data from the county's coroner, Dr. Stephen Diamantoni.
Meanwhile, Lancaster Township has surpassed 100 deaths and West Donegal recorded its first two coronavirus deaths, bringing to 18 the number of municipalities that have lost residents to the virus.
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Since last Monday, May 4:
• Thirteen people died in Lititz, where the new toll of 27 deaths is equal to 1 in every 351 people in the borough of 9,487.
• Another eight people died in Manheim Township, the county’s most populous suburb, raising the total death toll there to 45. That’s equal to 1 in every 912 residents.
• Another seven died in Lancaster Township, the community that has, by far, been hit the hardest in Lancaster County. There have now been 103 deaths in the township, which is equal to 1 in every 169 residents there.
• Six more people died in East Hempfield Township, raising the total there to 15, or 1 in every 1,661 residents.
The vast majority of those who have died have been residents of nursing homes or other long-term-care facilities, according to Diamantoni.
Here’s the list of 18 local communities that have had coronavirus deaths, with their tally for the past week followed by their total loss of life since the pandemic began: