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Without Delayed Cases, County Reports 11 New COVID-19 Patients Wednesday


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Bucks County’s low COVID-19 case count continued Wednesday.

There were 11 new COVID-19 cases reported and six delayed cases that were no longer considered infectious were also submitted to the county health department.

Of the 17 cases reported Wednesday, eight were caught through household contacts, three were caught through health care settings, three were due to community spread, one was spread at a workplace, and two were unable to be interviewed by contact tracers immediately.

Two deaths of COVID-19 patients were reported. One was a 102-year-old woman and a 90-year-old woman. One woman died in April and the other last week. Both had underlying health conditions and were long-term care residents, county officials said.

As of Wednesday night, 80 Bucks Countians were in local hospitals and 15 were in critical condition on ventilators.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 5,166 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 496 deaths, and 2,510 recoveries.


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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