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COVID-19 Regional Update

August 13, 2020 News Extra

A state report Thursday attributed another 12 confirmed COVID cases to Butler County.

According to Thursday's report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Butler County's confirmed case count is 649, which represents the total since the beginning of the pandemic. Sixteen Butler County residents have died due to complications from the virus.

Both Wednesday and Thursday, the county added 31 cases, but a widely publicized delay in testing results could be to blame.

At 1 p.m. Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf and members of hold a news conference regarding a report from the Health Disparity Task Force.

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: 649

Probable cases: 58

Negative tests: 15,072

Deaths: 16


New cases: 991

Total cases: 122,121

New deaths: 24

Total deaths: 7,409

Recovered: 78 percent

Surrounding Counties

Allegheny: 8,947 confirmed cases; 126,924 negative; and 260 deaths

Armstrong: 236 confirmed; 4,409 negative; and 8 deaths

Beaver: 1,336 confirmed; 13,913 negative; and 93 deaths

Clarion: 79 confirmed; 2,179 negative; and 2 deaths

Lawrence: 360 confirmed; 5,701 negative; and 16 deaths

Mercer: 413 confirmed; 8,644 negative; and 12 deaths

Venango: 52 confirmed and 3,698 negative

Westmoreland: 1,542 confirmed; 32,901 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.