The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of Sunday, that there are 1,455 additional positive cases of COVID-19 since the Eagle's report Friday, bringing the statewide total to 67,713. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The state reported 725 new cases of the virus Saturday and an additional 730 Sunday.
Since Friday, Butler County's number of confirmed cases has grown by ten - bringing its total to 219 confirmed cases.
There are now 5,124 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 28 new deaths overnight and 140 total over the course of the weekend. No new deaths were reported over the weekend in the county's data - including the one death reported Friday by officials at Butler Health System.
“As counties move from red to yellow, we need all Pennsylvanians to continue to follow the social distancing and mitigation efforts in place,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We must continue to protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, which includes our seniors, those with underlying health issues, our healthcare workers and our first responders. I am proud of the work that Pennsylvanians have done so far, but we cannot stop now, we must continue to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves from COVID-19.”
There are 531 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 328,382 patients who have tested negative to date.
The following numbers on the coronavirus pandemic were compiled from the regular news releases from the state Department of Health figures. Information about COVID-19 cases at the Butler VA Health Care System were gathered from a database hosted on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Sunday's COVID-19 statistics:
Confirmed cases: 219
Negative tests: 3,391
Active cases: 1
Convalescent Cases: 8*
*This indicates patients tested or treated for known or probable COVID-19 who are either post-hospital discharge, or 14 days after their last positive test, whichever comes later.
New cases: 1,455 - 725 Saturday and 730 Sunday
Total cases: 67,713
New deaths: 140 over the weekend
Total deaths: 5,124
Negative tests: 328,382
Allegheny: 1,777 confirmed cases; 26,461 negative test results; and 159 deaths
Armstrong: 58 confirmed; 1,119 negative; and 3 deaths
Beaver: 554 confirmed; 3,293 negative; and 72 deaths
Clarion: 29 confirmed; 644 negative; and 2 deaths
Lawrence: 74 confirmed; 1,140 negative; and 8 deaths
Mercer: 104 confirmed; 1,338 negative; and 4 deaths
Venango: 8 confirmed and 460 negative
Westmoreland: 440 confirmed; 8,275 negative; and 38 deaths
* The total number of cases includes confirmed and probable cases.
* The total deaths and new deaths include only confirmed deaths, which is a person who tested positive for the virus before their death.