Published On: Wed, Mar 25th, 2020

First coronavirus cases appear in Solebury, Lambertville

Bucks County coronavirus cases

Solebury Township and Lambertville have now seen their first cases of covid-19.

Lambertville’s first case was announced Wednesday morning on the city’s Facebook page.

“Yesterday, Lambertville confirmed its first positive covid-19 case,” reads the post. “Now, more than ever, we must come together as a community while protecting the health of our family, neighbors, and friends by following social distancing rules put in place by the Governor’s Executive Orders 107 and 108. We are a resilient community and working together we will persevere.”

“The City will be working directly with the County Department of Health, as well as the State, to monitor our cases, and updates will continue to be shared: https://lambertvillenj.org/covid,” the statement concluded.

The official Hunterdon County website on Wednesday was showing the current tally of cases for Lambertville at two.

Solebury was indicated in Bucks County Health Department’s town-by-town coronavirus map Wednesday as having at least one “confirmed presumptive positive” case, sand spokesperson for the township confirmed an initial case had been seen there.

New Hope is among only a handful of municipalities in the lower half of Bucks County showing no confirmed cases at this time.

On Tuesday, Bucks County added more than 20 new covid-19 cases to its rolls for the second straight day, but few of those cases have resulted so far in serious symptoms, officials reported.

Of the county’s 85 positive cases, only three patients have been hospitalized for any sustained length of time, said Dr. David Damsker, director of the Bucks County Health Department. Two are in critical condition at area hospitals, he said, while the third is stable.

At the same time, the county’s earliest covid-19 patients are starting to fully recover, Damsker said, with at least six now released from isolation and dozens more approaching that status.

“The good news is that most of our patients are doing very well, and are eligible to be off isolation in the next few days,” Damsker said at a news briefing Tuesday morning at the county’s Emergency Operations Center.

Damsker acknowledged that new positive test results are now “rolling in on a regular basis” and will likely continue at the present pace for a while. He reiterated that the vast majority of those who have the virus will have mild symptoms and should not go to hospitals or seek immediate testing, but stay home and isolate themselves.

Those with more severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, should seek testing and medical attention, he said.

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  1. shadowsgate13arr@gmail.com' Lea Nelson says:

    Thank you for keeping us informed of any new information on this 🙏 knowledge is so important in these uncertain times.

  2. Charlie, yesterday the county announced two in Lambertville. Do you know the reason for the disparity or which is correct?
    https://bit.ly/3ajjAjH

    • I would assume the county health department has the most up-to-date number as of yesterday. Perhaps the city drafted their post before the number was revised upward, or only intends to announce the first case. One must also assume that there are more cases around us already that are mild and have not been confirmed by testing.

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