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BHS reports 1 death overnight

May 22, 2020 News Extra

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed an additional 866 positive cases of the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 66,258.

Jana Panther, spokeswoman for Butler Health System, reported the county saw another death overnight. The health care system reported the death, but the state totals released at noon do not reflect the new number.

Statewide, there are 4,984 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 115 new deaths.

“As counties move from red to yellow, we need all Pennsylvanians to continue to follow the social distancing and mitigation efforts in place,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We must continue to protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, which includes our seniors, those with underlying health issues, our healthcare workers and our first responders.”

There are 481 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases.

There are 312,743 patients who have tested negative to date.

The following numbers on the coronavirus pandemic were compiled from the regular news releases from the state Department of Health figures. Information about COVID-19 cases at the Butler VA Health Care System were gathered from a database hosted on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Friday's COVID-19 statistics:

Butler County

Confirmed cases: 209

Negative tests: 3,325

Deaths: 12

Butler VA

Active cases: 0

Positive cases: 8

Deaths: 3


New cases: 866

Total cases: 66,258

New deaths: 115

Total deaths: 4,984

Negative tests: 312,743

Butler Memorial Hospital

Inpatient: 6

Suspected: 3

Confirmed: 3

ICU: 2

Total tests: 4,377

Outdoor tests: 2,486

Positive tests: 236

Clarion Hospital

Inpatients: 3

Suspected: 1

Confirmed: 2

ICU: 0

Total tests: 890

Outdoor tests: 654

Positive tests: 31

Surrounding Counties

Allegheny: 1,739 confirmed cases; 25,517 negative test results; and 154 deaths

Armstrong: 58 confirmed; 1,099 negative; and 2 deaths

Beaver: 550 confirmed; 3,122 negative; and 71 deaths

Clarion: 25 confirmed; 628 negative; and 2 deaths

Lawrence: 73 confirmed; 1,115 negative; and 8 deaths

Mercer: 102 confirmed; 1,303 negative; and 4 deaths

Venango: 8 confirmed and 448 negative

Westmoreland: 436 confirmed; 8,001 negative; and 38 deaths

* The total number of cases includes confirmed and probable cases.

* The total deaths and new deaths include only confirmed deaths, which is a person who tested positive for the virus before their death.

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