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COVID cases rise in Bucks

New infections rose by 198 Oct. 4-8 compared to the previous week

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From Oct. 4-8, Bucks County recorded 846 new cases of COVID-19. This is an increase of 198 cases compared to the previous week. Of the new cases, 135 are in children ages 0-11, and 96 are in residents ages 12-18, according to the Bucks County Department of Health.

On Saturday, the county’s seven-day average was 181 cases. On Monday, Oct. 11, the county’s seven-day average was at 162, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

As of Tuesday, at least 78 people were being treated for COVID in Bucks County hospitals. Twenty were in intensive care and six on ventilators.

Nearly 70 percent of eligible residents (ages 12 and up) had by Tuesday received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. At least 62 percent of the eligible population were fully vaccinated. About 3,350 shots were administered last week.

Text your zip code to 438829 to find the vaccination clinic nearest you.

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