As July nears an end, recent data from county health officials shows two people have died of COVID-19 in the month so far.
Bucks health officials reported an average of 37 cases per day this past week for a total of 257. This aggregate is less than the week before, showing a decline in weekly cases.
Bucks Department of Health Director David Damsker noted this reverses a trend in which cases increased following Independence Day.
“We said all along that we’d hit this small increase heading into green, with everyone being fully out and about,” Damsker said. “Most importantly, hospitalization rates have remained low.”
Bucks County’s decline in new cases goes against the general trend in the Commonwealth. Governor Tom Wolf recently imposed new restrictions as many counties experience an increase.
With a total of 6,325 positives in the county, an estimated one percent Bucks Countians have tested positive for coronavirus.
Meantime, more than 5,000 Bucks Countians have made full recoveries, or about 80 percent of the total. In short, four out of five people who tested positive in the county have already recovered.
Even the hardest hit municipalities like Bensalem and Middletown Townships now have less than 100 active cases each.