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31 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported in Bucks

May 27, 2020

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

Today’s report of 31 new infections in Bucks County remained a lower number than in past weeks, while nine additional deaths were reported by the county health department.

Two of the deaths were reported today, while the others occurred at least one week ago, and one more than a month ago. Six were residents of long-term care facilities and all had underlying health conditions.

Of the 31 new cases, seven were attributed to pure community spread, seven are residents or employees of long-term care facilities, five were infected through household contacts, three were associated with healthcare jobs, three with other workplaces, and one is a prison inmate. Five of the newly infected residents were unable to be interviewed today.

A total of 97 patients are hospitalized, 20 of whom are in critical condition and on ventilators.

Since the pandemic began, Bucks has had 4,699 residents infected with COVID-19, 445 of whom have died and 1,492 of whom 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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