As ‘Green’ Phase Sits On Horizon, County Continues To Report Low Number Of New COVID-19 Cases

Medical staff move a patient during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The day before Gov. Tom Wolf will announce Bucks County will move to the “green” phase of his reopen plan, Bucks County continued to report a low number of new COVID-19 infections.

The county health department reported 19 new cases and two cases where reporting was so delayed the patients were no longer considered infectious, officials said Thursday night.

Of the 21 cases, 10 caught coronavirus through household contact, four were from community spread, one was a resident of a long-term care center, one got sick through a health care setting, and one was through an out-of-state exposure. The remainder were unable to be reached by contact tracers.

Three Bucks Countians with COVID-19 died. Two of them were residents of long-term care facilities and had underlying health issues, officials said.

As of Thursday night, 79 residents were in local hospitals due to COVID-19 and 14 were in critical condition on ventilators.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 5,187 positive cases in Bucks County, 499 deaths, and 2,752 people confirmed 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