Bucks County’s Progress Against COVID-19: Two Steps Forward; One Step Back

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COVID-19 Stats Bucks County
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health statistics regarding COVID-19 cases in Bucks County show some improvement. But the overall numbers are still grim. 

As of April 13, 54,881 Bucks County residents — 8.76 percent — have COVID-19. That’s 278 more cases per day than the week prior, the highest rate since the end of January. 

The pandemic claimed more than 1,000 local lives this week, six more than last. 

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bucks County numbers are frustratingly difficult to tamp down because of highly transmissible variants of the virus. 

The ten Bucks County communities with the highest coronavirus numbers are: 

CommunityPresent Number of Cases
Tullytown1,879
Newtown1,914
Upper Holland2,240
Quakertown2,641
Langhorne2,818
Churchville2,861
Yardley3,032
Warminster3,064
Doylestown3,177
Bensalem4,823
Levittown5,174

The community level shows some progress, albeit slow. 

Five townships/boroughs saw a two-case drop; four reported one fewer case. 

Elsewhere, efforts showed level pegging, with 21 neighborhoods reporting no increases, but no decreases, either. 

One glimmer of encouraging news emerged: 24 percent of county residents have now been vaccinated. 

More information is available at the PA Department of Health

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