Friday’s update from the state Department of Health showed that Butler County continues to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Only three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Butler County today—bringing the county’s total to 157 cases.
Meanwhile the state is nearing 30,000 confirmed cases after more than 1,700 cases were reported today. There have also been 756 people who have died from coronavirus symptoms.
As of 10 a.m. Friday, Butler Memorial Hospital treating six patients for COVID-19 symptoms which is a decrease from eight patients on Thursday. Two of those patients are in the ICU. BHS has not yet selected a date for resuming elective services but has formed a steering committee to study federal, state, and regional recommendations.
PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine says the recent week has shown the effectiveness of social distancing.
“Our trends show that the Pennsylvanians sacrifice to stay home is working,” Levine said. “We have been able to flatten that curve and to date our healthcare system is stable, and to-date, we have not had a wave of cases that has overwhelmed our system.”
So far there have been over 117,000 negative tests.