Bucks County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Drop


From the Levittownnow.com website:

Bucks County reported an average of 20 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past three days.

A total of 26 new infections were reported on Saturday and a combination of Sunday and Monday’s total was 34. For the first time since the pandemic began, case reporting was not conducted on a Sunday, county officials said.

“We are now meeting Gov. Wolf’s original metric to move to yellow when we use symptom onset date, as opposed to case report date,” Dr. David Damsker, director of the Bucks County Health Department, said in a statement. “We are the only county in the area to have collected this piece of data on our cases.”

Of the new infections, 15 were due to the result of household contacts, 12 were from workplaces, 12 were residents or staff at long-term care centers, 10 were due to community spread, two were caught through health care centers, and one was a county jail inmate. The remainder of the people were unable to be reached by contact tracers.

Between Saturday and Monday, nine COVID-19 patients in the county died. They all had underlying health conditions. Seven were long-term facility residents and all but one were over the age of 70.

A total of 4,819 Bucks County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, 460 have died, and 1,597 have recovered.

As of Monday night, 90 Bucks Countians remained in hospitals and 18 were on ventilators in critical condition.

On Friday, Bucks County’s COVID-19 mitigation measures are planned ease, according to the state’s plan.

Bucks County Sees COVID-19 Cases Continue To Drop