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COVID testing postponed until Friday

December 1, 2020 News Extra

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health postponed Tuesday's testing availability at Pullman Park until Friday.

The drive-thru and indoor walk-in testing clinics will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Michelle Krill Field in Butler.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health originally scheduled five days of testing that was supposed to start Wednesday. It was not clear in the announcement Wednesday whether the strike team would still perform five days of testing.

The testing availability will make the county one of the first five to be visited by the COVID-19 testing strike team as part of the Department of Health's new strategy.

The strike teams will provide free testing services, available to anyone who feels they need a test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.

“Every day COVID continues to spread in the commonwealth, every day our numbers continue to rise, and that puts our health care system and our health care workers at greater risk,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.

The county's bout with the virus continued with the addition of 77 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths due to the virus, according to Tuesday's report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Since the pandemic began, the county has had 3,285 confirmed cases and 80 deaths .

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

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