Butler Health System Confirms 3 Additional Coronavirus Cases And 1st COVID-19 Inpatient

BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) — Officials with the Butler Health System say they now have three more confirmed cases of Coronavirus in addition to its first known COVID-19 inpatient.

The first case in Butler County was confirmed Saturday.

According to the Butler Health System, three of the additional cases were identified through its outdoor drive-up testing, bringing the total to four.

However, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said Monday at noon that there were five coronavirus cases in Butler County. Later in the afternoon, the BHS president and CEO says Butler Memorial Hospital has its first known COVID-19 inpatient.

Aside from the one inpatient, the rest of the patients are being treated by their physicians and are quarantining at home.

Butler Health System officials say they have notified Butler County and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. They are anticipating more cases across the county.

BHS Medical Director of Infectious Disease Dr. John Love said in a news release:

“Everybody needs to know the signs and symptoms. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Stay at home when you are sick. Call your doctor in advance of any visit. Limit your movement in the community, and limit visitors to your home. And again, very importantly: Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes, and don’t touch your face.”

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