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COVID-19 UPDATE 8/12: 1 new death reported, 19 new confirmed cases in Butler County

August 12, 2020 News Extra

Butler County Wednesday added another death due to COVID-19 on Wednesday and added 19 confirmed cases, according to state data.

According to Wednesday's report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the county's death toll rose to 16, reflecting one new death to a county resident due to complications for COVID-19.

The report also listed the county's total of confirmed cases at 637 since the pandemic began, reflecting a 19 case increase since Tuesday.

A report by Butler Health System on Wednesday did not list any recent deaths at either Butler Memorial Hospital or Clarion Hospital. Deaths are recorded based on the person's permanent residence.

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

Wednesday's COVID-19 statistics:

Butler County

Confirmed cases: 637

Probable cases: 58

Negative tests: 14,770

Deaths: 16

Butler Memorial Hospital

Inpatients: 3

Suspected: 0

Confirmed: 3

ICU: 1

Total tests: 15,408

Outdoor tests: 5,665

Positive tests: 298

Clarion Hospital

Inpatients: 0

Suspected: 0

Confirmed: 0

ICU: 0

Total tests: 3,782

Outdoor tests: 2,931

Positive tests: 84


New cases: 849

Total cases: 121,130

New deaths: 33

Total deaths: 7,385

Recovered: 78 percent

Surrounding Counties

Allegheny: 9,078 confirmed cases; 125,169 negative; and 259 deaths

Armstrong: 229 confirmed; 4,352 negative; and 8 deaths

Beaver: 1,313 confirmed; 13,594 negative; and 93 deaths

Clarion: 79 confirmed; 2,159 negative; and 2 deaths

Lawrence: 346 confirmed; 5,634 negative; and 16 deaths

Mercer: 391 confirmed; 8,551 negative; and 11 deaths

Venango: 52 confirmed and 3,687 negative

Westmoreland: 1,530 confirmed; 32,609 negative; and 47 deaths.

Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger graduated with a degree in journalism in 2015 from Pitt-Johnstown. A business reporter, he also covers Slippery Rock borough, township and school district.