The hyper-local fight against COVID-19 — where ZIP Code reporting data illustrate the weekly ebb and flow of the outbreak — shows signs of healthy progress this week.
Bucks County communities reported 655 new cases across their various footprints. Last week’s infection rate stood at 857. On April 16, about three weeks ago, the figure was a dire 1,492.
Geographically, caseloads are still high among the county’s most populous boroughs and townships.
Here are the ten ZIP Codes, in order of new cases, where the pandemic rages on:
|Community (by Zip Code)||New Cases: 05.01 to 05.07||Current Total Cases||New-Case Ranking Last Week|
|5. Upper Holland||45||2,456||4|
|9. Fairless Hills||28||1,096||n.a.|
Evidencing progress, Levittown and Warminster exited the top ten this week. Upticks in Fairless Hills and Newtown now occupy their vacancies in the ranking. Upper Holland also improved its standing, dropping one position in the weekly accounting.
Bensalem retained its number one spot, an unfortunate distinction it has maintained for weeks.
Case numbers in Quakertown, Langhorne, Churchville, Perkasie, Bristol, Fairless Hills and Newtown all increased.
Yardley held steady with last week’s ranking as the sixth largest site of new-case numbers.
Twenty-two Bucks County communities reported 0 new cases, a stat that has remained steady over the past month. Twenty in-county ZIP Codes indicate 1-10 new cases.
More COVID-19 statistics are at the PA Department of Health.