13 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death Reported Tuesday

A hospital room. File photo

On Tuesday, the Bucks County Health Department reported 13 new COVID-19 cases.

Looking at the 13 cases: eight were residents or staff at long-term care facilities, four caught the virus through community spread, and one person was infected through a household contact.

The new infections included three case reports so delayed they are not longer considered contagious, county officials said.

One COVID-19 patient – an 84-year-old woman who lived at a long-term care center – died. She had underlying health conditions.

As of Tuesday night, 81 Bucks Countians were in local hospitals with COVID-19 and 15 were in critical condition on ventilators.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 5,150 reported coronavirus cases, 494 deaths, and 2,401 recoveries.

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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