Bucks County Coronavirus Summary
Welcome to the Bucks County 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019). This
page has the latest information on coronavirus in the county, updated
PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 1,208 new positives bring statewide total to 46,971
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon May 1,
that there are 1,208 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the
statewide total to 46,971. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases
of COVID-19. Today, the state is reporting 62 new deaths and a total to
2,354 deaths in Pennsylvania. Bucks County reports 3,055 cases and 225
deaths; Chester County 1,432 cases and 111 deaths; Delaware County 3,848
cases and 240 deaths; Lehigh County 2,850 cases and 80 deaths;
Montgomery County 4,406 cases and 362 deaths; Northampton County 2,103
cases and 94 deaths; Philadelphia 12,544 cases and 424 deaths.
New Jersey reports 118,652 positive COVID-19 cases
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of May 1, there
are 118,652 cases and 7,228 deaths. There are 4,077 Mercer County
residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 239 people have
died. Hunterdon County reported 603 cases and 29 deaths. Flemington
Borough reported 31 cases, Frenchtown Borough five cases, Stockton
Borough zero cases and Milford Borough two cases. Lambertville City
counted 20 cases and the Town of Clinton counted 24 cases. Alexandria
Township reported nine cases, Clinton Township 56 cases and four deaths,
Delaware Township 14 cases, East Amwell Township 12 cases, Kingwood
Township 11 cases, Raritan Township 116 cases and seven deaths, and West
Amwell Township 14 cases and two deaths.
Data analysis shows regional trends
A COVID-19 update by Peter Malamis of CRO Analytics adds a focus on
regional and county data associated with Governor Wolf’s reopening plan.
For Bucks County, while the current 14-day rolling average of new cases
of 102 is significantly above the target of 22, the last three days
have seen a meaningful drop of new cases to 83, 81, and 58. This does
not appear to be tied to lower testing rates based on statewide testing
numbers, however, I don’t have county level data on new tests. The
nursing home analysis was included because of questions about the impact
of nursing home cases on the overall totals. Statewide about 21% of all
cases are in nursing homes and at least in the Southeast PA region this
does not seem to impact the numbers disproportionately.
Other noteworthy items:
• All increase rates largely holding steady for the US, Pennsylvania, and Bucks County.
• SE-PA is the only region NOT decreasing its 7-day rolling average of new cases.
• Bucks and Chester appear to be the primary drivers behind SE-PA’s increasing numbers.
• Current Bucks County daily increase rate for new cases is 6% and will need to drop below 1%.
• Nursing home cases while potentially high relative to total number
of cases, appear to be consistent on a per capita basis within SE-PA.
to read the full report
Gov. Wolf Announces reopening of 24 counties beginning May 8
Balancing economic benefits and public health risks, Gov. Tom Wolf today
announced the reopening of 24 counties in the northwest and
north-central regions of the state, moving them from red to yellow
beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, May 8.
“Over the past two months, Pennsylvanians in every corner of our
commonwealth have acted collectively to stop the spread of COVID-19,”
Wolf said. “We have seen our new case numbers stabilize statewide and
while we still have areas where outbreaks are occurring, we also have
many areas that have few or no new cases.”
PennDOT extends expiration dates on driver licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today
that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards and
learner’s permits, will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in
response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Effective April 30,
expiration dates for driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner's
permits scheduled to expire from March 16 through May 31 are now
extended through June 30.
Hunterdon County parks and trails open May 2
Hunterdon County’s Freeholders have announced the county’s parks and
trails will again open to the public on May 2, but advise parks users to
follow social distancing rules in order to ensure that the state does
not close parks again.
Schwartz Financial Services thanks heroes at St. Mary
For the fourth time in seven weeks, Schwartz Financial Services in
Washington Crossing placed an order to Spano’s Ristorante Italiano in
Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., to feed the heroes at St. Mary’s Medical
Center ER in Langhorne. This week, Schwartz placed its largest order yet
– 12 trays of Italian food.
Chef Joe Spano of Spano’s Ristorante Italiano drops off
food for heroes at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne. Schwartz
Financial Services provided the food as a thank you to front-line health
Arts & Culture
Raritan River Music Festival Chamber moves completely online
Marking its 31st season, due to COVID 19, the 2020 Raritan River Music
Festival, winner of the National Award for Adventurous Programming from
ASCAP/Chamber Music America, announces the festival will take place
entirely online with links to every event available through the
www.RaritanRiverMusic.org website. The four-week festival runs at 7:30
p.m. Saturdays, May 2-23.
‘Get Your Tail on the Trail’ starts 165-mile challenge
The “Get Your Tail on the Trail” program, offered by St. Luke’s
University Health Network and the Delaware & Lehigh National
Heritage Corridor (D&L), is off and running for its seventh year.
The program challenges participants to log 165 miles of exercise such as
walking, hiking, running, biking or paddling from May 1 to Nov. 2.
A virtual kickoff event will be held on Saturday, May 2 with Dr. Joanne
Calabrese. Simply visit the following link: https://vimeo.com/412473108