Cases Remain About the Same, Keeping the Risk Level for COVID-19 in Bucks County Very High

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The number of cases has remained about the same over the last two weeks, keeping Bucks County at a very-high risk level for the coronavirus, according to The New York Times

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

In the past two weeks, an average of 153 cases per day was reported in the county. Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 13 residents have been infected, totaling 46,559 reported cases. 

Meanwhile, the average ICU occupancy was at 77 percent as of March 4. 

December 2020 stands as the high-water mark for new cases reported in Bucks County. 

Bucks County’s outbreak numbers continue to remain in line with those of 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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