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New COVID-19 Case Count Remains Low; 2 Deaths Reported

June 17, 2020

Contact: Larry R. King, 215-348-6413, lrking@buckscounty.org

Bucks County’s low incidence of COVID-19 infections continued today as 11 new positive cases were announced, along with six delayed-report cases that no longer are considered infectious.

Two deaths of infected residents also were reported: a 102-year-old woman who died in late April and a 90-year-old woman who died last week. Both were residents of long-term care facilities and had underlying health conditions.

Of the 17 cases announced today, eight were spread through household contacts, three were spread in healthcare settings, three were attributed to pure community spread, one was spread at a workplace and two were unable to be interviewed immediately.

Eighty COVID-19 patients remain hospitalized, 15 of whom are in critical condition and on ventilators.

Bucks County has now had 5,166 total positive cases, 496 deaths attributed to coronavirus – 399 of them long-term care residents – and 2,510 patients are confirmed to have recovered.

Statistics, charts and other coronavirus-related information can be found on the county’s data portal: https://covid19-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com.  An interactive Bucks County map showing numbers of active infections by municipality can be found here.

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