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COVID UPDATE 5/28: Recovery rates rise for 3 days in a row

May 28, 2020 News Extra

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The statewide recovery rate for COVID-19 patients has risen all three days it has been reported.

Beginning Tuesday the Department of Health began reporting “recovery rate” daily along with its other tracked COVID-19 statistics.

On Tuesday the recovery rate was listed at 61 percent. On Wednesday, it was 62 percent, and on Thursday the rate rose to 64 percent.

According to the state Department of Health's website, the statistic is a calculation determined using a similar formula to one used by several other states.

If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test or onset of symptoms, then an individual is considered recovered.

In Wednesday's daily briefing, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said the statistic was requested by many residents and media outlets, and the state was responding in turn to those requests. She said at this time, the department does not have a county breakdown of recovery rates.

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

Thursday's COVID-19 statistics:

Butler County

Confirmed cases: 226

Negative tests: 3,608

Deaths: 12

Pennsylvania

New cases: 625

Total cases: 70,042

New deaths: 108

Total deaths: 5,373

Negative tests: 357,804

Recovered: 64 percent

Surrounding Counties

Allegheny: 1,851 confirmed cases; 28,956 negative; and 161 deaths

Armstrong: 62 confirmed; 1,210 negative; and 4 deaths

Beaver: 579 confirmed; 3,533 negative; and 72 deaths

Clarion: 25 confirmed; 667 negative; and 2 deaths

Lawrence: 74 confirmed; 1,267 negative; and 8 deaths

Mercer: 106 confirmed; 1,501 negative; and 4 deaths

Venango: 8 confirmed and 496 negative

Westmoreland: 443 confirmed; 8,899 negative; and 38 deaths

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