Butler County has been attributed with a second death this week due to COVID-19, according to a state report.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Friday report, the county's death toll climbed to seventeen, one more than Thursday's report.
Deaths in the state's reports are reported by the person's permanent residence, even if the death occurs elsewhere.
Butler Health System officials confirmed there has not been any deaths at either Butler Memorial or Clarion hospitals since its last update Wednesday.
Butler County's last recorded death reported Wednesday. Before that, the county regularly went long periods without any deaths. The longest death drought came between June 17 and July 21, a one month, 3-day span.
In addition to the recent death, three new confirmed cases were also attributed to county residents.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the county has had 652 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The following numbers on the coronavirus pandemic were compiled from regular news releases from the state Department of Health and Butler Health System.
Friday's COVID-19 statistics:
Confirmed cases: 652
Probable cases: 58
Negative tests: 15,353
Butler Memorial Hospital
Total tests: 15,631
Outdoor tests: 5,725
Positive tests: 300
Total tests: 3,829
Outdoor tests: 2,953
Positive tests: 87
New cases: 829
Total cases: 122,950
New deaths: 36
Total deaths: 7,445
Recovered: 78 percent
Allegheny: 8,996 confirmed cases; 128,102 negative; and 265 deaths
Armstrong: 241 confirmed; 4,448 negative; and 8 deaths
Beaver: 1,344 confirmed; 14,164 negative; and 93 deaths
Clarion: 79 confirmed; 2,219 negative; and 2 deaths
Lawrence: 366 confirmed; 5,742 negative; and 16 deaths
Mercer: 425 confirmed; 8,753 negative; and 12 deaths
Venango: 52 confirmed and 3,726 negative
Westmoreland: 1,549 confirmed; 33,100 negative; and 47 deaths