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Daily Coronavirus Briefing for Sept. 14


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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.

See the numbers: Bucks County Coronavirus Summary >>

Department of Health: Over 12.4 million vaccinations to date, 67.2% of  Pennsylvanians age 18 and older fully vaccinated

3,732 new cases, 2,239 patients hospitalized and 551 patients in Intensive Care Units 

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, there were 3,732 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,354,451. 

As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, there were 83 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,651 deaths attributed to COVID-19. There are 2,239 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 551 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. 

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to increase again. Statewide percent positivity for the week of Sept. 3 – Sept. 9 stood at 9.1%.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rules and regulations, including health care, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated, are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public. Bucks County is in an area of substantial transmission. CDC also recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission

The CDC lists Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties as areas of high transmission.

There are 2,239 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 551 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. 

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Department of Health is providing weekly updated case counts for two age groups: 0-4 capturing child care and early learning age children and 5-18 capturing kindergarten through high school age children. Case counts will be updated on Thursday afternoon for the previous week and cumulative since Aug. 16, 2021, by county of residence. The case counts presented are total case counts in these age groups and are not necessarily cases exposed in school, early learning or child care settings. The location of exposure cannot be determined but may have occurred in a variety of settings including the community, household/family, or the school setting.   

A comparison of cases among school-aged children between 5-18 for the first week in September 2021 and 2020 shows the number of cases in the age group this year is nearly 10 times greater the same timeframe in 2020. Between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10, 2020, there were a total of 574 COVID-19 cases in the age group compared to Sept. 2 and Sept. 8, 2021, when there were 5,371 cases in the same age group.

Numbers by county as of September 14

  • Bucks County: 66,759 cases and 1,355 deaths
  • Chester County: 45,499 cases and 842 deaths
  • Delaware County: 57,480 cases and 1,446 deaths
  • Lehigh County: 44,257 cases and 889 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 77,947 cases and 1,765 deaths
  • Northampton County: 40,326 cases and 743 deaths
  • Philadelphia: 169,565 cases and 3,859 deaths

Data Dashboard: County-specific information and a statewide map >>