This is an excerpt — read the full update in Friday's Butler Eagle.
Heading into the holiday weekend, Butler County appears to be following a statewide trend in rising COVID-19 statistics. According to a report Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Butler County added seven confirmed cases.
The county now has 285 confirmed cases and 34 probable cases, which have pending results. Despite the rise in positive cases, the county's number of deaths remains at 13. Statewide cases also rose Thursday, with 832 new cases. Statewide new case totals reflect a combination of both confirmed and probable cases.
The following numbers on the coronavirus pandemic were compiled from regular news releases from the state Department of Health.
Thursday's COVID-19 statistics:
Confirmed cases: 285
Probable cases: 34
Negative tests: 7,046
New cases: 832
Total cases: 88,074
New deaths: 25
Total deaths: 6,712
Recovered: 78 percent
Allegheny: 2,949 confirmed cases; 57,418 negative; and 188 deaths
Armstrong: 77 confirmed; 2,203 negative; and 6 deaths
Beaver: 668 confirmed; 6,362 negative; and 79 deaths
Clarion: 36 confirmed; 1,019 negative; and 2 deaths
Lawrence: 95 confirmed; 2,770 negative; and 9 deaths
Mercer: 124 confirmed; 4,295 negative; and 6 deaths
Venango: 16 confirmed and 1,260 negative
Westmoreland: 685 confirmed; 18,115 negative; and 38 deaths.