Bucks County health officials have revealed a list of places where COVID-19 is present as they say the county may soon see community spread.
The following municipalities each have or had at least one case of the coronavirus:
- Lower Makefield,
- Upper Makefield,
- Upper Southampton,
- and Buckingham.
There are also two new cases, bringing the county total to 14. One is the first child in Bucks to contract the virus. The other is an adult who works out of state.
The origins of new cases are becoming harder to track, according to Bucks Director of Health Dr. David Damsker. The county is likely teetering on community spread, which is already the case in neighboring Montgomery County.
“I think anyone would be silly to think it’s not going to happen in Bucks County also.”
Only one person has required hospitalization as of Thursday. The patient is an elderly individual in serious, but stable condition. However, an investigation into the source of this case has been unsuccessful.
“We’re still looking, but our initial indications are that we may not find any,” Damsker said.
However, Damsker also noted all of these new cases acquired the virus before social distancing policies went into effect.
In a significant development, health officials also stated a few of the first cases to test positive have fully recovered. After having no fever for at least 72 hours, they have been allowed out of isolation.
The county had refused to release any information on cases as recently as last week. This change to show municipalities with presumptive positives comes as the county switches over to a community spread model for isolation.
A web portal from the county is available online here. It will include up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Bucks.
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