Bucks COVID-19 Cases Hold Steady, Two New Deaths Last Week

A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bucks County as of Oct 13, 2020.

Bucks County had almost exactly the same number of cases last week as it has averaged for the past four weeks.

Health officials report the daily average stayed steady at 33 new cases. This brings the county total of confirmed positives to 8,690 as of Saturday.

“Things will likely remain this way for the foreseeable future,” said Bucks County Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker. “We must continue to protect the vulnerable while using common sense to keep moving forward as a society.”

Other regions of the state are seeing an uptick in positives among college aged students. However, Bucks is largely not seeing that trend.

Instead, approximately half of new cases in Bucks are the result of household contacts and gatherings with family and friends.

County health officials reported five deaths last week, ranging in age from 84 to 97. However, three of the victims passed away in September, meaning only two people died last week.

Meantime, 7,751 patients have made full recoveries from the virus as of Saturday. A total of 532 people have died. Among them were 416 long-term care residents.

Many of the active cases are located in Lower Bucks. Bensalem currently has 56 active cases, while Bristol Township has 41 and Middletown Township has 23.

Breaking the trend are Milford Township and Doylestown which have 17 and 11 active cases respectively. An interactive map of cases is available here.