Bucks County saw its deadliest day in the COVID-19 pandemic as 18 people died Monday of the virus. With Sunday’s ten deaths, this brings the two day total to 28.
Since the coronavirus made its way into Bucks County, 168 patients have lost their lives. The average of victims is 84 years old, though there are exceptions. Three of the most recent victims were in their 60s, and another was 57 years old.
County health officials say most of the Sunday’s and Monday’s fatalities were residents of long term care facilities.
Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home has been hit especially hard. Fifteen residents have died so far and eight more have tested positive for coronavirus. Four of those eight have made full recoveries.
Additionally, 41 staff members at the county-owned long term care facility have tested positive. 19 of them have fully recovered as well.
“There is honestly nothing I can say to those families that will take away the pain that you must feel, other than my thoughts are with you, my thoughts and prayers, as are the rest of the staff’s,” said Neshaminy Manor Administrator Marjorie Ziegler. “We loved [them] very dearly, and our prayers are with you.”
Bucks saw an average of 68 new cases per day on Sunday and Monday. This is far above the 23 per day over a 14 day period needed to reopen to county. However, it is still far below the 130 per day the county had late last week.
There are now 2,675 official positives cases of coronavirus with the county. 641, or about 24 percent of them, have made full recoveries.
Meanwhile, 210 county residents are in the hospital. 25 are in critical condition and fighting for their lives on ventilators.