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Over Past Two Days, 28 COVID-19 Patients Reported Dead


A medical worker in a California long-term care facility this week.

A total of 28 COVID-19 patients in Bucks County were reported dead on Sunday and Monday, according to officials.

The deaths were of residents who lived at long-term care centers and had underlying health issues. One patient was 57, three were in their 60s, five in their 70s, 10 in their 80s, and nine in their 90s, county officials said.

The county has reported a total of 168 COVID-19 deaths.

The county and state have declined to release the names of long-term care and retirement centers that have positive cases, but at least 50 of 84 licensed centers have cases.

On Monday night, officials did release that the county-owned Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home in Warrington has lost 15 residents with COVID-19. In a news release, the county termed it a “hard-hit” facility, with eight residents and 41 staff members with COVID-19. A total of four residents and 19 employees have recovered.

“There is honestly nothing I can say to those families that will take away the pain that you must feel, other than my thoughts are with you, my thoughts and prayers, as are the rest of the staff’s,” said Neshaminy Manor Administrator Marjorie Ziegler. “We loved [them] very dearly, and our prayers are with you.”

The combined total for new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and Monday was 136, bringing the total to 2,675.

Two hundred ten Bucks Countians were in the hospital as of Monday night and 25 were in critical condition on ventilators.

A total of 641 residents have recovered from COVID-19.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001