Of the 28 cases reported Wednesday, eight infections occurred in other states. Another six are residents of long-term care facilities, five resulted from household contacts, two were attributed to pure community spread, one was transmitted at a workplace and six were unable to be immediately interviewed.
“Multiple cases today were infected due to out-of-state travel,” Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker said Monday. “Unlike much of the pandemic where Southeastern Pennsylvania was a ‘hot spot,’ Bucks County now has fewer cases than many of the places people are traveling to. Please continue practicing caution when leaving the area.”
The death Monday of a 62-year-old man who had underlying health conditions was attributed to covid-19, the health department reported.
His death pushed the number of Bucks County deaths blamed on covid-19 to 504, of which 404 have been residents of long-term care facilities. A total of 3,333 patients are confirmed to have recovered.
Seventy-seven patients remain hospitalized, 11 of them in critical condition and on ventilators.