Government

20% Of Confirmed Bucks County COVID-19 Patients Have Recovered


A handwashing poster at a child care center. Credit: Kassandra Santa Cruz

Although the death toll of COVID-19 patients continues to rise, about 20 percent of confirmed cases have recovered, according to county health department data.

On Monday, a 63-year-old man, a 78-year-old woman, and an 86-year-old woman with COVID-19 died. The county’s death toll reached 41.

Dr. David Damsker, the county health director, said the illness has largely killed older residents who have other health challenges. He said the average age of those who have died is 80.

As of Monday night, 101 Bucks Countians with COVID-19 were in the hospital and 26 of them were on ventilators in critical condition.

With 1,273 reported positive COVID-19 cases in the county, 264 patients have recovered, health officials said.

As 20 percent of confirmed cases have recovered, it should be noted that cases of COVID-19 in the county are likely underreported.

County officials said Monday night that the number of new cases “continues to show signs of flattening out.”


About the author

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