New York Times: Bucks County Drops from Extreme to Very High-Risk Level for COVID-19

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With the number of cases remaining high but decreasing slightly over the last two weeks, Bucks County has dropped to a very high risk level for coronavirus.

With the number of cases remaining high but decreasing slightly over the last two weeks, Bucks County has dropped from an extreme to a very high risk level for coronavirus, according to The New York Times.

And while the number of hospitalized patients and COVID-19-related deaths over this period has also fallen, the test positivity rate remained high.

This suggests that the number of cases may have been undercounted.

Over the last two weeks, an average of 193 cases per day were reported in the county, which is a 30 percent decrease from two weeks ago.

Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 15 residents have been infected, totaling 43,224 reported cases.

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December remains the month with the highest number of reported cases in Bucks County.

Meanwhile, the average I.C.U. occupancy was at 79 percent as of February 11, falling slightly compared to the reported percentage for the seven days prior.

However, the rate of cases in Bucks County is now in line with those in neighboring counties, most of which are also at a very high risk level.

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