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COVID-19 UPDATE 1/21: 2 more deaths, 60 new cases

January 21, 2021 News Extra

Two more county residents have died from COVID-19.

In addition to the deaths, the county added 60 more confirmed cases, according to Thursday's report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 7,900 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 299 have died from the virus.

Statewide, new cases have remained in the 5,000 range. The state added 5,664 new confirmed cases Thursday.

However, statewide deaths have been above average over the last two days. There were 260 deaths recorded statewide Thursday.

The state has averaged about 197 deaths per day in the month of January.

COVID Regional Update

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

COVID-19 statistics from Thursday are:

Butler County

Confirmed cases: 7,900

Probable cases: 4,140

Negative tests: 41,826

Deaths: 299

Pennsylvania

New cases: 5,664

Total cases: 788,834

New deaths: 260

Total deaths: 20,128

Recovered: 78%

Surrounding Counties

Allegheny: 52,540 confirmed cases; 326,052 negative; and 1,394 deaths

Armstrong: 3,501 confirmed cases; 13,334 negative; and 94 deaths

Beaver: 8,959 confirmed cases; 40,903 negative; and 302 deaths

Clarion: 1,574 confirmed cases; 6,743 negative; and 66 deaths

Lawrence: 4,001 confirmed cases; 16,130 negative; and 156 deaths

Mercer: 5,764 confirmed cases; 24,047 negative; and 206 deaths

Venango: 2,422 confirmed cases; 9,360 negative; and 67 deaths

Westmoreland: 17,187 confirmed cases; 78,896 negative; and 557 deaths