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COVID-19 UPDATE 7/2: 7 confirmed cases added to county total

July 2, 2020 News Extra

This is an excerpt — read the full update in Friday's Butler Eagle.

Heading into the holiday weekend, Butler County appears to be following a statewide trend in rising COVID-19 statistics. According to a report Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Butler County added seven confirmed cases.

The county now has 285 confirmed cases and 34 probable cases, which have pending results. Despite the rise in positive cases, the county's number of deaths remains at 13. Statewide cases also rose Thursday, with 832 new cases. Statewide new case totals reflect a combination of both confirmed and probable cases.

The following numbers on the coronavirus pandemic were compiled from regular news releases from the state Department of Health.

Thursday's COVID-19 statistics:

Butler County

Confirmed cases: 285

Probable cases: 34

Negative tests: 7,046

Deaths: 13

Pennsylvania

New cases: 832

Total cases: 88,074

New deaths: 25

Total deaths: 6,712

Recovered: 78 percent

Surrounding Counties

Allegheny: 2,949 confirmed cases; 57,418 negative; and 188 deaths

Armstrong: 77 confirmed; 2,203 negative; and 6 deaths

Beaver: 668 confirmed; 6,362 negative; and 79 deaths

Clarion: 36 confirmed; 1,019 negative; and 2 deaths

Lawrence: 95 confirmed; 2,770 negative; and 9 deaths

Mercer: 124 confirmed; 4,295 negative; and 6 deaths

Venango: 16 confirmed and 1,260 negative

Westmoreland: 685 confirmed; 18,115 negative; and 38 deaths.