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County reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 19 new cases

September 23, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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One new death from COVID-19 was reported in Butler County and 58 new deaths were reported statewide since Monday.

The new death brings the county total to 23 and the 19 new cases on Tuesday and Wednesday increase the total number of confirmed cases to 926, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The Butler Health System reported no new positive tests, but one new patient at Butler Memorial Hospital and two new positive COVID-19 cases with one less patient at Clarion Hospital.

According to a survey conducted by the United Way of Pennsylvania, access to food is among the primary concerns of households during the pandemic.

The survey results show 21% of respondents received food from a food bank or pantry, 52% of respondents experienced being unable to find as much food as they needed to purchase for their household and 31% of respondents experienced being unable to afford the amount or kind of food needed for their household.

Read more in Thursday's Butler Eagle.

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