21 Cases, 3 Deaths Bucks added as County Awaits Green Light for Reopening
As Gov. Tom Wolf prepares to announce today whether Bucks County will be allowed to enter the “green” stage of his reopening plan, the county recorded 19 new COVID-19 cases today, two delayed-report cases that no longer are infectious, and three additional deaths.
Of the 21 cases added today, 10 were infections spread by household contacts, four were attributed to pure community spread, one is a resident of a long-term care facility, one was infected in a healthcare setting, one was from an out-of-state exposure, and four were unable to be interviewed immediately.
Two of the three COVID-infected people who died were residents of long-term care facilities and had underlying health conditions.
Seventy-nine Bucks County coronavirus patients are hospitalized, 14 of whom are in critical condition and on ventilators.
A total of 5,187 Bucks County residents have now tested positive for coronavirus, more than half of whom – 2,752 people – have now been confirmed to have recovered. A total of 499 deaths have been attributed to COVID, 401 of them residents of long-term care facilities.
Statistics, charts and other coronavirus-related information can be found on the county’s data portal: https://covid19-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com. An interactive Bucks County map showing numbers of active infections by municipality can be found here.