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COVID case hike continues

County adds 29 cases Saturday; state, 1,742

October 11, 2020 News Extra

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Butler County added 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday, continuing an upward trend.

According to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, which was updated Sunday morning, the county now has 1,118 confirmed positive cases since the pandemic began.

The death toll remained at 25.

Butler County has added 63 confirmed cases since Wednesday.

Pennsylvania added 1,667 cases Friday and 1,742 more on Saturday — the most in a single day since April 8.

The commonwealth now has 171,050 confirmed cases and 8,350 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Positive tests at Butler Middle School

Butler Area School District Superintendent Brian White posted a letter on the district's website Sunday afternoon informing parents of two individuals in the Middle School that tested positive for the coronavirus.

White said in the letter that the two self-disclosed their positive test and self-quarantined prior to the positive diagnosis.

The two individuals reside in the same household.

White also said in the letter that the areas of the school where the individuals visited the last time they were in the school have been sanitized.

White said he anticipated the state Department of Health may direct some individuals to self quarantine in the wake of the two positive tests.

“However, your child does not need to voluntarily quarantine, unless he/she has been instructed to do so by the Department of Health or is showing symptoms of COVID-19,” White said in the announcement.

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