Bucks Sees Decrease In New Coronavirus Cases Over Memorial Day Weekend

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

Bucks County is seeing fewer new cases of coronavirus, with numbers not seen since late March. County health officials have released data from over Memorial Day weekend.

It shows a four day total of just 103 new cases, or an average of about 26 per day.

Bucks Director of Health Dr. David Damsker says this shows the steps people are taking to slow the spread are working.

“We’re seeing the true payoff of the difficult sacrifices our residents and businesses have made to stop COVID-19,” said Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker. “If we all keep doing the little things like masking, hand sanitizing and social distancing, we will be able to keep the case numbers down. That’s how we will get to ‘green’ in the next several weeks.”

But fewer new infections does not do much to help the 105 people still hospitalized with COVID-19. 23 of them are on ventilators.

Eighteen people passed away during the same four day period. One victim was 32 years old. In Bucks, 436 people have died.

These new cases bring the county total to 4,672. Of those confirmed infections, 1,473 have made full recoveries – a rate of about 31 percent.

Looking statewide, more than 69,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus. But 62 percent of those individuals have made full recoveries.