NYT: Increased Cases Push Bucks County Back into Extremely High Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

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The COVID-19 pandemic continued to rage Bucks County COVID-19, elevating the risk of exposure from “high” to “extremely high,” according to The New York Times

The numbers of hospitalized patients and COVID-19-related deaths increased during this period, while the test positivity rate is high once again. 

In the past two weeks, an average of 259 cases per day was reported in the county. The statistic shows virtually no progress in stemming the outbreak’s tide over the past 14 days. 

It does, however, contain some good news. December 2020’s numbers were the high-water mark for Bucks County reported cases. They have oh-so-gradually dropped since then.  

Since the start of the pandemic, approximately one in 11 Bucks County residents has been infected, totaling 56,692 reported cases. 

The average number of hospitalized patients between April 9 and April 15 was 854. 

The rate of cases in Bucks County is higher than those in neighboring counties, most of which are at a very high — compared with our extremely high — level of risk. 

More local COVID-19 statistics are at The New York Times

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