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COVID-19 Update 8/14: Butler County death toll rises to 17

August 14, 2020 News Extra

Butler County has been attributed with a second death this week due to COVID-19, according to a state report.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Friday report, the county's death toll climbed to seventeen, one more than Thursday's report.

Deaths in the state's reports are reported by the person's permanent residence, even if the death occurs elsewhere.

Butler Health System officials confirmed there has not been any deaths at either Butler Memorial or Clarion hospitals since its last update Wednesday.

Butler County's last recorded death reported Wednesday. Before that, the county regularly went long periods without any deaths. The longest death drought came between June 17 and July 21, a one month, 3-day span.

In addition to the recent death, three new confirmed cases were also attributed to county residents.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the county has had 652 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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

Friday's COVID-19 statistics:

Butler County

Confirmed cases: 652

Probable cases: 58

Negative tests: 15,353

Deaths: 17

Butler Memorial Hospital

Inpatients: 7

Suspected: 4

Confirmed: 3

ICU: 1

Total tests: 15,631

Outdoor tests: 5,725

Positive tests: 300

Clarion Hospital

Inpatients: 0

Suspected: 0

Confirmed: 0

ICU: 0

Total tests: 3,829

Outdoor tests: 2,953

Positive tests: 87


New cases: 829

Total cases: 122,950

New deaths: 36

Total deaths: 7,445

Recovered: 78 percent

Surrounding Counties

Allegheny: 8,996 confirmed cases; 128,102 negative; and 265 deaths

Armstrong: 241 confirmed; 4,448 negative; and 8 deaths

Beaver: 1,344 confirmed; 14,164 negative; and 93 deaths

Clarion: 79 confirmed; 2,219 negative; and 2 deaths

Lawrence: 366 confirmed; 5,742 negative; and 16 deaths

Mercer: 425 confirmed; 8,753 negative; and 12 deaths

Venango: 52 confirmed and 3,726 negative

Westmoreland: 1,549 confirmed; 33,100 negative; and 47 deaths