The first case of the coronavirus in Butler County has been confirmed.
Butler Health System made the announcement late this morning. Officials say the individual had been sick for a few days prior to getting tested at the outdoor testing facility near the hospital. The patient is a Butler County resident who is currently recovering at home.
Dr. John Love is Butler Health System’s Medical Director of Infectious Diseases.
“Butler Health System has been prepared for COVID-19, and has implemented the proper protocols and infection control best practices. In addition to its internal processes and controls, BHS adheres to CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines,” Love said.
“The top priority at BHS is the safety of patients, staff and the community. BHS continues to care for all patients throughout its network.”
Butler Health System wants to emphasize that if you are not feeling well, you should call your primary care doctor or BHS Care Center at 833-602-2273.
Butler Radio News will be following the situation and will get you more information as it is released.