Despite Overall Drop In Cases, Seven COVID-19 Patient Deaths Reported

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Bucks County reported 44 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths on Friday.

Of the seven people that died, all had underlying health conditions, and five lived in long-term care facilities. The Bucks Countians with COVID-19 who died were between the ages of 67 and 97.

The county broke down the 44 new cases: 19 were residents or workers at long-term care facilities, seven caught the virus through household contacts, three were healthcare workers, three were infected at essential workplaces, and two were attributed to community spread. The rest were unable to be reached by contact tracers.

In recent weeks, Bucks County has seen the number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases drop.

As of Friday night, 110 Bucks County residents were in hospitals and 23 in critical condition on ventilators due to COVID-19.

A total of 1,407 people have recovered from COVID-19.

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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: Phone: 215-431-1001