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County Reports Only Three Community Spread Cases On Wednesday


Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers and emergency responders preparing for testing subjects at a state-run COVID-19 testing site in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County last week.
Credit: PA Internet News Service

Bucks County officials announced 63 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths on Wednesday.

The seven Bucks Countians who died were between the ages of 59 and 105. All had underlying health conditions, and six lived in long-term care facilities.

The county said 35 of the new COVID-19 cases were of long-term care residents, three were of staff, 12 got sick from someone living in their house, two were health care workers, one caught the virus at a non-medical workplace, and seven were unable to be reached by contact tracers. Only three of the new cases were the result of community spread.

Bucks County had 180 COVID-19 patients in hospitals as of Wednesday night. Of the 180, 24 were in critical condition on ventilators.

The county has seen a total of 4,133 confirmed COVID-19 cases since early March, with 1,140 patients recovered.


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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