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COVID-19 UPDATE 12/3: County adds 107 new confirmed cases to total

December 3, 2020 News Extra

Butler County received a reprieve in new COVID-19 deaths, but added new cases in the triple digits, according to Thursday's state data.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health's Thursday report showed Butler County with 3,458 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, an increase of 107 from Wednesday's report.

The death toll since the beginning of the pandemic remained at 82 Thursday, which broke a five-day span that included the deaths of 12 residents.

More than two-thirds of the county's total deaths, 54, have come since the beginning of November.

The county has also seen its largest uptick in confirmed cases during that period of time. Since the beginning of November, the county has added 1,935 confirmed cases, an average of about 58 per day.

Thursday's addition of 107 cases is the second time the county has reached triple digits after setting a record of 115 confirmed cases added in one day on Nov. 29.

The state has also set its own record Thursday with 11,406 new confirmed cases. The state also saw 187 deaths in Thursday's data.

This is a breaking news report — read more in Friday's Butler Eagle.