The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths climbed again Wednesday in Butler County.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported a total of 69 deaths, an increase of six from Tuesday, and a total of 2,849 confirmed cases, an increase of 74, in the county.
The Butler Health System reported one death Tuesday and one death Wednesday at Butler Memorial Hospital, which had 27 COVID-19 patients, including seven in the intensive care unit. The hospital also reported 459 positive tests.
Statewide, 6,759 new cases and 144 new deaths were reported.
On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a third renewal of his 90-day emergency disaster proclamation on the pandemic.
The emergency disaster declaration provides for increased support to state agencies involved in the continued response to the virus and recovery for the state during reopening. This includes expediting supply procurement and lifting certain regulations to allow for efficient and effective mitigation.
This is a breaking news report.