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Bucks County Coronavirus Summary for August 25

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This guide with interactive tables, charts and maps illustrates the current status of COVID-19 in Bucks County. These data are updated daily.

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PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19 – 561 new positives bring statewide total to 130,035

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, Aug. 25 that there are 561 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 130,035. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID19. There are 7,605 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 26 new deaths reported.
 
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 18 and August 24 is 157,763 with 4,630 positive cases. There were 20,852 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 24. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
 
There are 645 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 1,445,170 patients who have tested negative to date.

Numbers by county

  • Bucks County: 7,623 cases and 585 deaths
  • Chester County: 5,481 cases and 352 deaths
  • Delaware County: 10,109 cases and 721
  • Lehigh County: 5,135 cases and 342 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 10,784 cases and 862 deaths
  • Northampton County: 4,068 cases and 297 deaths
  • Philadelphia: 28,460 cases and 1,759 deaths
Data Dashboard: County-specific information and a statewide map >>

PA Department of Health shares weekly data for COVID-19 investigations, contact tracing, monitoring efforts

The Department of Health shared an update on Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing data.

“In order to successfully mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we need to use proven public health strategies such as case investigations, contact tracing efforts and ongoing monitoring,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We have a growing team of dedicated professionals equipped to do this work and truly make a difference, but we need our fellow Pennsylvanians to pick up the phone when they call. We are all united in this together, so please make the right choice to answer the call, it will help us mitigate the spread of this virus and further protect a loved one, co-worker or friend.”

The contact tracing process is not possible without a case investigation by a public health professional. Between Sunday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 15, there were 5,644 COVID-19 cases statewide and over 80% of all cases completed a case investigation within 24 hours of the positive confirmation. Information collected during the case investigation process is not shared publicly unless doing so would further the response.

After the initial case investigation is complete, contact tracing begins. Within that same time period, Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, there were 748 contact tracers across the commonwealth, including the efforts of the local and municipal health departments. These tracers were monitoring 12,220 contacts that were identified during the case investigations.

There are currently 1,068 contact tracing staff working with local and county health entities, partner organizations and the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program within the Department of Human Services in response to COVID-19 cases. The total number of tracers has fluctuated in the last month as the department shifts to onboarding more staff and capacity, however, should stabilize through a partnership with Insight Global.

Of the first 250 contact tracing staff hired in partnership with Insight Global, 43 were hired from the Southeast regional health districts.

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