New York Times: Bucks County Cases Continue to Dip, But Risk Level for COVID-19 Remains Very High

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

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The numbers of hospitalized patients and COVID-19-related deaths have fallen compared to two weeks ago, but the test positivity rate still remains elevated. This suggests that the number of cases may be undercounted.

In the past two weeks, an average of 146 cases per day were reported in the county, which is a 25 percent decrease from two weeks ago.

Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 14 residents have been infected, totaling 45,456 reported cases.

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

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Meanwhile, the average ICU occupancy was at 70 percent as of February 25, falling slightly in the past 14 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. Read more about the COVID-19 situation at The New York Times by clicking here.

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