BUCKS COUNTY, PA — In the latest data released by the Bucks County Health Department, numbers are going down and things are looking up.
A report on COVID-19 cases between Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 showed 3,068 positive cases, a decrease of 1,554 from the previous week.
Cases in children were down, too. In kids under 11 there were 457 positive cases reported, a decrease of 93 from last week; in kids between 12 and 18, 314 cases were reported, 133 fewer than the week prior.
As of Thursday, 34 people had died of COVID-19 in county this week, with nine as delayed reports from the week prior.
The county's percent positivity rate was down by 5 percent, for a rate of 27.7 percent. Though dramatically higher than numbers in early November, that's still a notable decrease.
On Thursday, 240 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Bucks County. Of those patients, 19 were on ventilators.
More people in Bucks County continue to get their vaccine every week, with 2,517 residents getting their second shot last week for a total of 377,793 fully-vaccinated residents.
For a full list of vaccine providers in Bucks County and locations where COVID vaccines are being offered, see Bucks County’s Coronavirus Testing/Vaccination Information page. To find the vaccination clinics nearest you, text your zip code to 438829.
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