Bucks County ushered in September with a decrease in new cases of COVID-19, as well as a dip in vaccination rates.
The county’s seven-day average as of Monday was 135 new cases per day, down from an average of 158 new cases per day the previous week. Between Aug. 29-Sept. 4, the county reported about 1,000 new COVID cases.
Hospitalizations also decreased, but remain higher than they were a month ago. As of Tuesday, at least 56 COVID-positive patients were being treated in Bucks County hospitals compared to 61 last Tuesday. Eight patients are in intensive care, and four are on ventilators. In early August, fewer than a dozen COVID-positive people were in county hospitals.
Last week, 5,693 residents received a vaccine, down from the previous week when providers countywide administered 6,373 shots. To date, 67 percent of eligible Bucks County residents (ages 12 and older) have received at least one dose of vaccine. Fully vaccinated residents make up about 59 percent of the county’s eligible population.
The county continues to offer first, second and third dose shots at county-run vaccine sites. Click here for more information.