The Number of Vaccinated Bucks Countians is Rising, But So, Too, Is the Number of Infections

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Over the past two weeks, the number of COVID-19 vaccines delivered in Bucks County has risen, with 11,000 shots last week, an increase of more than a third over prior weeks. But positive test results are also still climbing, reports Doug Gross of the Warminster Patch

There were 1,349 new coronavirus infections reported in Bucks County from March 14-20, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. That’s a 31-percent increase over the previous week. 

New case numbers are rising similarly across the state. The 4,213 cases reported on Friday was Pennsylvania’s highest single-day total in six weeks. 

On the positive side, countywide, more than 137,000 residents had received at least one vaccine dose as of Saturday. Partial credit for that encouraging statistic goes to the new vaccine site at Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem. In its first full week, the Neshaminy site administered 4,883 first doses of the vaccine. 

“Vaccination numbers are climbing steadily, though supply is coming a little slower than what was predicted,” said Dr. David Damsker, director of the Bucks County Health Department. “Again, I encourage everyone to get whichever vaccine they can, as soon as they are eligible.” 

More information on the supply-demand status of COVID-19 vaccines in Bucks County is available in the Warminster Patch

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