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Pennsylvania Commonwealth microbiologist Kerry Pollard performs a manual extraction of the coronavirus inside the extraction lab at the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Five more residents of Lancaster County nursing homes or similar facilities have died from COVID-19 in the past week, according to the county coroner’s office.

It reported Thursday that of 338 coronavirus deaths in the county, 289 were from nursing homes — up from 284 on June 18.

The nursing home tally includes 221 deaths at the facilities and 68 that happened after transfer to a hospital.

This is the fifth week that nursing home deaths have been in the single digits.

Some of the facilities are personal-care homes or continuing-care retirement communities that also have independent and assisted living offerings; the coroner’s data includes deaths from anywhere in the community.

Deaths that happened since the last report were as follows. Numbers in parentheses show how many nursing or personal-care beds the homes have and do not reflect any related assisted- or independent-living facilities, which in some cases are much larger.

Landis Homes (103 nursing and 124 personal care): One more death, total two, or 1% of combined nursing and personal care beds.

Lincoln Christian Home (63, personal): Four deaths, total four, or 6% of personal-care beds.

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