Bucks County COVID-19 Cases Rise 178 Percent in New Year’s First Weeks

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2022 is getting off to a bad start in Bucks County efforts to eradicate COVID-19.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Bucks County is now extremely high, with the total reported for the last week being the highest of the pandemic, according to The New York Times.

Last week, Bucks County reported an average of 1,420 new daily cases, a 178 percent increase compared with the two weeks prior.

Since the start of the pandemic, at least one in six residents has been infected by COVID-19, totaling 105,763 reported cases.

This makes January 2022 the month with the highest average cases in Bucks County, putting unvaccinated people at an extremely high risk.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 rose in the past two weeks by 90 percent. Deaths have also increased, with 61 new fatalities over the same period.

On the optimistic side, however, is this encouraging statistic: As of January 11, the number of fully vaccinated people in the county is at 69 percent. This includes 76 percent of fully vaccinated residents aged 12 and up and 90 percent of fully vaccinated people aged 65 and up.

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

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