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16 Deaths Reported Tuesday Due To Delayed Reporting


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Bucks County reported 16 deaths of people with COVID-19 on Tuesday night.

In a statement, the county said 10 of the deaths happened more than a week ago and six were from April. The facilities where the deaths happened had been delayed in reporting the cases, Bucks County Health Director Dr. David Damsker said.

Those who died were between the ages of 57 and 100. All had underlying conditions. All but one person were residents of long-term care facilities.

On Tuesday, county officials said they learned of 67 new positive COVID-19 cases. Thirty-six of the cases were residents of long-term care centers, three were staff members, nine were of people who lived with someone with COVID-19, four were due to community spread, three were from staff of health care facilities, three were caught through contact with co-workers at essential businesses, and nine were not able to be reached by contact tracers.

A total of 128 Bucks Countians were in hospitals and 19 on ventilators in critical condition.

So far, 1,337 of the 4,441 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county has recovered.


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Tom Sofield

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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