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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - July 18, 2020

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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 – 763 positives bring statewide total to 100,241

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, July 18, that there are 763 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 100,241. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 7,007 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 15 new deaths reported.

Allegheny is reporting an increase of 135 cases.

Numbers by county

- Bucks County: 6,320 cases and 573 deaths
- Chester County: 4,245 cases and 334 deaths
- Delaware County: 7,815 cases and 674 deaths
- Lehigh County: 4,541 cases and 332 deaths
- Montgomery County: 9,091 cases and 837 deaths
- Northampton County: 3,631 cases and 284 deaths
- Philadelphia 23,657: cases and 1,657 deaths
 
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between July 11 and July 17 is 142,110 with 5,552 positive cases. There were 19,399 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., July 17. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
 
There are 637 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 912,486 patients who have tested negative to date.
 

New Jersey cases total 176,814

The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of July 18 there are 176,814 cases of COVID-19 and 13,725 deaths plus 1,974 probable deaths. There are 7,844 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 746 people have died. In Mercer County, there are 15 new cases and also 101 probable deaths from COVID-19. Hunterdon County reports 1,101 cases and 70 confirmed deaths plus 56 probable deaths from COVID-19. There are 2 new case in Hunterdon County. In New Jersey, 1,781,450 persons have been tested.
 

Dashboard data show weekly case increases statewide, multiple counties with high percent-positives

Gov. Tom Wolf released a weekly status update on Friday detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard comparing the seven-day period of July 10 – July 16 to the previous seven days, July 3 – July 9.
 

Government

Hunterdon Freeholders join with Hunterdon Medical Group to provide local COVID-19 test site

Hunterdon County, N.J., and Hunterdon Medical Group are partnering to provide a local COVID-19 testing location for Hunterdon County residents beginning Tuesday, July 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren has announced.
 

Education and Online Learning

Central Bucks School District to offer students hybrid or online-only options for fall 2020

Central Bucks School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. John J. Kopicki announced Friday that families in the district will be asked to choose one of two program options, hybrid or online only, as the district plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year on Aug. 31.
 

Solebury School announces plans for fall 2020

Solebury School announced a plan for fall 2020 that offers a rich and robust educational experience, inclusive of strong academics and active community engagement. The plan anticipates a hybrid approach to education: simultaneous in-person and remote teaching and learning that prioritizes student safety.
 
Dashboard data show weekly case increases statewide, multiple counties with high percent-positives Gov. Tom Wolf released a weekly status update on Friday detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard comparing the seven-day period of July 10 – July 16 to the previous seven days, July 3 – July 9. Read More Government Hunterdon Freeholders join with Hunterdon Medical Group to provide local COVID-19 test site Hunterdon County, N.J., and Hunterdon Medical Group are partnering to provide a local COVID-19 testing location for Hunterdon County residents beginning Tuesday, July 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren has announced. Read More Education and Online Learning Central Bucks School District to offer students hybrid or online-only options for fall 2020 Central Bucks School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. John J. Kopicki announced Friday that families in the district will be asked to choose one of two program options, hybrid or online only, as the district plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year on Aug. 31. Read More Solebury School announces plans for fall 2020 Solebury School announced a plan for fall 2020 that offers a rich and robust educational experience, inclusive of strong academics and active community engagement. The plan anticipates a hybrid approach to education: simultaneous in-person and remote teaching and learning that prioritizes student safety. Read More

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