NYT: Cases Continue to Remain About the Same, Keeping the Risk Level for COVID-19 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 once again compared to two weeks ago. The test positivity rate remains high, suggesting that the number of cases may be undercounted. 

In the past two weeks, an average of 157 cases per day was reported in the county. Since the start of the outbreak, approximately one in 13 residents have been infected, totaling 47,659 reported cases. 

Meanwhile, the average ICU occupancy was at 78 percent as of March 11. 

Bucks County cases spiked in December and fortunately have declined — albeit slowly — in the ensuing months. 

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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