The number of COVID-19 cases in Bucks County nearly doubled to 24 Friday. Several municipalities also saw their first presumptive positives as the rate of community spread increases.
The townships seeing their first cases include:
- Bensalem Township
- Lower Southampton Township
- Middletown Township
- Wrightstown Township
While most cases were present in Central Bucks as of Thursday, the virus seems to be creeping further into Lower Bucks.
This jump, from 14 to 24, is the largest increase in the county so far.
Four of the new cases have no traceable origin to another case. The remaining six had direct contact with another individual with COVID-19.
Bucks Director of Health Dr. David Damsker gave two reasons for the increased case numbers.
“We are seeing a lot more community spread,” said Damsker. “With additional testing we are going to continue to be seeing additional cases.”
Damsker also stated the effects of social distancing will not be apparent for another week or two due to the virus’ long incubation period.
Two of the people in Bucks County diagnosed with COVID-19 are in the hospital. None have died as of Saturday morning.
More information is available on a county-made portal here.