Bucks County Sees Increase In Rate Of New Coronavirus Cases

Bucks County Director of Health Dr. David Damsker speaks at a coronavirus press conference.

Bucks County health officials reported an increase in the rate of new coronavirus cases Friday through Monday.

There were 144 total reported cases during the four day period. However, 27 of them are so old they are no longer infectious.

This brings the average down to about 29 new positives per day. Compared to the first half of July when Bucks had between 20 to 26 new cases per day, recent numbers show a marginal increase.

Bucks now has 6,624 confirmed cases.

There are 25 county residents in the hospital with COVID-19. Three are in critical condition and on ventilators.

A 71-year-old woman died Sunday for August’s first coronavirus death.

Meantime, 5,444 people have made full recoveries in Bucks. This means four out of five people who tested positive for the virus no longer have any symptoms.