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COVID-19 UDPATE 11/20: BHS inpatients drop by seven, two deaths reported

November 20, 2020 News Extra

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Butler Memorial reported fewer people hospitalized but also more deaths related to COVID-19.

According to a report Friday by Butler Health System, Butler Memorial staff is treating 28 inpatients, all of whom have tested positive for the virus.

Despite the decrease of seven inpatients since Wednesday's report, Butler Memorial reported two people died Thursday.

Deaths reported at Butler Health System are forwarded to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, which then attributes them to the deceased's county of permanent residence.

According to Department of Health data Friday, the county officially added two more deaths to its toll. The county also added 57 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,503 residents have tested positive and 54 people have died because of the virus.

This is a breaking news report — read more in Sunday's Butler Eagle.

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