Butler County will be among a number of counties in Western Pennsylvania in which some COVID-19 restrictions will return, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Tuesday night.
An announcement was expected to be made Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf, according to published reports.
Restrictions could include the closure of bars and restaurants in the county, similar to the precautions taken by Allegheny County over the past week as it saw its COVID-19 numbers rise.
Butler County's coronavirus totals climbed again Tuesday with 14 new confirmed cases. And statewide, positive cases in the 19-24 age group continue to grow.
In April, this age group accounted for 5 percent of cases, but now accounts for 30 percent of cases, according to Nate Wardle, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
According to Tuesday's report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the addition of 14 cases brings the county's total of confirmed cases to 334. The report also listed 36 probable cases in the county, which are cases with pending results. The county's number of deaths remained at 13.
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The following numbers on the coronavirus pandemic were compiled from regular news releases from the state Department of Health.
Tuesday's COVID-19 statistics:
Confirmed cases: 334
Probable cases: 36
Negative tests: 7,713
New cases: 995
Total cases: 9,299
New deaths: 33
Total deaths: 6,787
Recovered: 77 percent
Allegheny: 3,798 confirmed cases; 65,264 negative; and 190 deaths
Armstrong: 79 confirmed; 2,390 negative; and 6 deaths
Beaver: 748 confirmed; 6,942 negative; and 79 deaths
Clarion: 46 confirmed; 1,078 negative; and 2 deaths
Lawrence: 112 confirmed; 2,999 negative; and 9 deaths
Mercer: 138 confirmed; 4,839 negative; and 6 deaths
Venango: 10 confirmed and 1,373 negative
Westmoreland: 834 confirmed; 20,076 negative; and 39 deaths.