COVID-19 Spreads Through Lower Bucks With New Cases

A map showing the municipalities where COVID-19 is present in Bucks County as of Monday evening. Map via Bucks County.

There are now 61 cases of coronavirus in Bucks County after jumping by 20 Monday.

There are only a few remaining municipalities in Lower Bucks where no-one has tested positive. Most of them are small boroughs like Tullytown, Newtown, Bristol, and Morrisville.

Bucks Director of Health Dr. David Damsker credited the large increase to greater access to test kits.

Damsker also said almost all of Monday’s new cases caught the virus before social distancing measures went into effect.

“By the end of this week or early next week, the only positive cases should either be in people who have to go out to an essential job, or those that are contacts to confirmed cases in their household,” said Damsker.

Two older adults with underlying health issues are still in the hospital. One is in critical condition, while the other is in serious condition.

Doylestown and Upper Bucks seem to have avoided anyone officially contracting coronavirus so far. The only exception is Perkasie.

A county website with more information is available here.

The statewide total rose to 644 Monday with 165 new cases. Six Pennsylvanians have died due to coronavirus, but none have been in Bucks.