New York Times: Bucks County Cases Trend Downward, But COVID-19 Risk Level Remains “Very High”

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While the number of cases continued to decrease over the last two weeks, Bucks County remains at a very high risk level for the coronavirus.

While the number of cases continued to plummet over the last two weeks it remains elevated, keeping Bucks County at a very high risk level for the coronavirus, according to The New York Times.

The number of hospitalized patients has fallen compared to two weeks ago, while the number of COVID-19-related deaths has increased.

Meanwhile, the test positivity rate remains high, suggesting that the number of cases may have been undercounted.

Over the last two weeks, an average of 161 cases per day was reported in the county, which is a 35 percent decrease from two weeks ago.

Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 14 residents have been infected, totaling 44,413 reported cases.

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

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Meanwhile, the average I.C.U. occupancy was at 80 percent as of February 18, falling slightly in the past fourteen days.

The rate of cases in Bucks County remains in line with those in neighboring counties, most of which are also at a very high level of risk.

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