Bucks County Coronavirus Summary
Welcome to the Bucks County 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) guide.
This page has the latest information on coronavirus in the county,
Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 492 positives bring statewide total to 85,988
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, June
29, that there are 492 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing
the statewide total to 85,988. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have
cases of COVID-19. There are 6,614 total deaths attributed to COVID-19,
an increase of 8 new deaths. Bucks County reports 5,729 cases and a
total of 563 deaths; Chester County 3,677 cases and 323 deaths; Delaware
County 7,170 cases and 653 deaths; Lehigh County 4,220 cases and 294
deaths; Montgomery County 8,413 cases and 798 deaths; Northampton County
3,407 cases and 266 deaths; Philadelphia 21,512 cases and 1,595 deaths.
There are 633 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 666,901 patients who have tested negative to date.
New Jersey cases total 171,182
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of June 29 there
are 171,182 cases of COVID-19 and 13,121 deaths. There are 7,634 Mercer
County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 540 people
have died. In Mercer County, there are 9 new cases and also 38 probable
deaths from COVID-19. Hunterdon County reports 1,074 cases and 68 deaths
plus 55 probable deaths from COVID-19. There are 9 new cases in
Philadelphia officials are reconsidering moving the city to the green phase of reopening next week
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said Friday that Philadelphia is
not ready to move to green based on the current number of positive
Covid-19 cases, according to Philadelphia Business Journal. The city is
scheduled to enter the green phase on July 3, allowing many businesses
closed by the pandemic to reopen with restrictions on occupancy.
The city’s targets for reopening include having fewer than 80 positive
cases per day or a percent-positive case rate of less than 4 percent,
but the city’s numbers sit at more than 100 positive cases diagnosed per
day with percent-positive rate between 5 percent and 6 percent.
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman urges Pennsylvanians to apply for rent and mortgage relief through CARES Act
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is reminding Pennsylvanians who qualify to apply
for housing-related financial assistance through the Pennsylvania
Housing Finance Agency after applications are made available on June 29.
Sen. Collett announces COVID-19 Relief small business grant program application window
Sen. Maria Collett (D-12 Montgomery/Bucks) said a new COVID-19 Relief
Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance grant program (“PA
Small Business Grant Program”) will open for applications on Tuesday,
June 30. The first round of applications will remain open for 10
business days and is not first-come, first-served. After those ten days,
applications will continue to be accepted for future rounds.
Arts, Culture & Recreation
Karl Stirner Arts Trail Board of Governance imposes new restrictions to limit large crowds
Due to a recent uptick in out-of-town visitors to the Karl Stirner Arts
Trail in Easton, new restrictions are being put into place.
Bucks museums form reopening alliance
As COVID-19 restrictions across the region begin to lift, museums and
cultural attractions across Bucks County have joined forces to share
strategies in preparation for the reopening of their institutions to the
public. The newly formed Bucks County Museum Alliance boasts many
well-known and historic local museums and historical societies, and was
initiated with leadership from the Bucks County Children’s Museum, Bucks
County Historical Society, Doylestown Historical Society, Michener Art
Museum, Pearl S. Buck House, and the African American Museum of Bucks
Health & Wellness
Blood test at COVID-19 diagnosis can predict disease severity, study finds
Doctors can examine COVID-19 patients’ blood to identify those at
greatest risk of severe illness and to pinpoint those most likely to
need a ventilator, new research from the University of Virginia School
of Medicine suggests.