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Bucks County Coronavirus Summary for August 29

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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 – 843 new positives bring statewide total to 132,834

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, Aug. 29, that there are 843 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 132,834. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 7,671 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 16 new deaths reported.
 
Philadelphia is reporting an increase of 109 cases.
 
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 22 and August 28 is 158,746 with 4,366 positive cases. There were 24,857 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 28. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
 
There are 654 patients who are considered probable cases. This includes 8 who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 646 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
 
There are 1,504,108 patients who have tested negative to date.
 
Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
 
Beginning today, the department will begin publishing COVID-19 case counts using the updated standardized case definition for COVID-19 from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. This revised case definition https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.cste.org/resource/resmgr/ps/positionstatement2020/Interim-20-ID-02_COVID-19.pdf updates criteria for case identification and case classification based on the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. It updates probable case classifications and adds suspect case classifications. The definition for confirmed cases using a positive PCR test has not changed. Viral antigen tests, which identify people who are likely currently infected, will now be considered a probable case, even if the individual has no symptoms or exposure history. Persons with a positive antibody (serology) test, moving forward, will no longer be considered a probable case. However, cases previously counted as probable cases, using the prior national case definition, will remain counted as probable cases.

Numbers by county

  • Bucks County: 7,744 cases and 586 deaths
  • Chester County: 5,589 cases and 353 deaths
  • Delaware County: 10,281 cases and 724
  • Lehigh County: 5,184 cases and 343 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 10,947 cases and 861 deaths
  • Northampton County: 4,112 cases and 300 deaths
  • Philadelphia: 28,880 cases and 1,767 deaths
Data Dashboard: County-specific information and a statewide map >>

New Jersey cases total 191,320

The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of Aug. 28 there are 191,320 cases of COVID-19. There are 8,315 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 590 people have died. In Mercer County, there are 6 new cases and also 36 probable deaths from COVID-19. Hunterdon County reports 1,213 cases and 70 confirmed deaths plus 54 probable deaths from COVID-19. There are 5 new cases in Hunterdon County.
 

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