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COVID UPDATE 7/30: 1 new death, 7 new cases reported in Butler County

July 30, 2020 News Extra

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Butler County added one death and seven new cases of COVID-19, according to Thursday's report.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health report Thursday listed Butler County with 15 deaths, an increase of one from Wednesday's report.

The report also showed a total of 546 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which compiles cases sinces the beginning of the pandemic. The new total is an increase of seven confirmed cases since Wednesday's report.

A Butler Health System did not report a death in its briefing Wednesday, and a BHS Thursday said there has not been a death at Butler Memorial Hospital since that update.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, both deaths and cases are recorded by place of residence, regardless of current locale, so if a county resident dies in Florida due to COVID-19, the death is still recorded as part of Butler County's total.

The following numbers on the coronavirus pandemic were compiled from regular news releases from the state Department of Health. New cases are test results that have reported positive as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Thursday's COVID-19 statistics:

Butler County

Confirmed cases: 546

Probable cases: 47

Negative tests: 12,142

Deaths: 15

Pennsylvania

New cases: 860

Total cases: 111,078

New deaths: 14

Total deaths: 7,176

Recovered: 75 percent

Surrounding Counties

Allegheny: 7,622 confirmed cases; 106,639 negative; and 227 deaths

Armstrong: 177 confirmed; 3,721 negative; and 6 deaths

Beaver: 1,156 confirmed; 10,988 negative; and 88 deaths

Clarion: 70 confirmed; 1,773 negative; and 2 deaths

Lawrence: 280 confirmed; 4,718 negative; and 11 deaths

Mercer: 277 confirmed; 7,060 negative; and 9 deaths

Venango: 44 confirmed and 2,757 negative

Westmoreland: 1,344 confirmed; 28,401 negative; and 45 deaths

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