New York Times: Delta Variant Pushes Bucks County Health Risk to ‘Very High’ for Unvaccinated Residents

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The Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing case numbers and fatalities to rise, underscoring the importance of getting vaccinated.

As the Delta variant continues to spread across the state and country, the number of Bucks County coronavirus cases rises along with it. Our collective level of health risk is once again classified as “very high,” according to The New York Times.

Last week, the county reported an average of 136 new daily coronavirus cases, which is a 16 percent increase compared with the two weeks prior. Since the start of the pandemic, at least 1 in 10 residents have been infected by COVID-19, totaling 65,951 reported cases.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are also up; over the past two weeks patient levels increased 31 percent.

So did fatalities. Ten Bucks County residents died of the infection during the same period.

Bucks County is now considered to be at very high risk for unvaccinated residents.

On a positive note, the number of fully vaccinated people in the county also continues to increase. It is now at 60 percent. This statistic includes 69 percent of fully vaccinated residents aged 12 and up and 84 percent of fully vaccinated people of 65 and up.

Read more about the COVID-19 situation and the worrisome Delta variant at The New York Times.