N.Y. Times on Bucks County’s COVID-19 Battle: Vaxes Up, Infections Down, But Still a Ways to Go

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COVID-19 numbers in Bucks County
Image via William Thomas Cain at the Bucks County Courier Times.

While the risk level for COVID-19 is still very high in Bucks County, the rate of new infections has continued to drop. One of the drivers behind this progress is the increased number of vaccinated residents in the past week, according to The New York Times

Other statistics illustrate the extent to which the ongoing pandemic remains in flux. The number of hospitalized patients in-county has increased. However, COVID-19-related deaths are fortunately down. 

In the past two weeks, the county recorded an average of 154 cases per day. That statistic represents a 40 percent decrease from mid-April. Since the start of the outbreak, infection hit approximately one in 11 residents, totaling 58,922 reported cases. 

Meanwhile, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that as of May 4, Bucks County had fully vaccinated 34 percent of its entire population. This is slightly above the state average of 33.7 percent. 

Fully vaccinated residents in Bucks County comprise 43 percent of the population that are 18+ years old. Sixty-eight percent of residents aged 65 and older have received both shots. 

Read more about the current COVID-19 situation at The New York Times

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