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On Friday, Seven More Bucks Countians With COVID-19 Died


An illustration of a coronavirus. Credit: CDC

The death toll of COVID-19 Bucks County patients reached 135 on Friday.

The county reported seven deaths on Friday. Three men and four women between the ages of 68 and 93 died. All of those who passed away had underlying health conditions.

The county reported 148 new COVID-19 cases that were mostly among health care workers and staff at long-term care facilities. Dr. David Damsker, the county health director, said community spread accounted for no more than 10 percent of new reported cases.

As of Friday night, 197 Bucks Countians were in the hospital and 25 were on ventilators on critical condition.

A total of 561 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