Butler County reports 500th case of COVID, sees 20% jump this week

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Butler County reached 500 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with seven new cases announced at 2 p.m.

Friday saw an additional 18 cases announced, with a total of 86 new cases announced for the week from Sunday through Saturday.

The most recent breakdown of cases was released Sept. 11, when the total stood at 492.

The county has seen six deaths from COVID, with six Butler County residents hospitalized as of Friday.

The total included 386 recoveries, and 94 people recommended to self isolate.

By age, cases include the following number of individuals: 0-9, 13; 10-19, 52; 20-29, 69; 30-39, 62; 40-49, 75; 50-59, 73; 60-69, 79; 70-79, 45; and 80 and older, 24.

Missouri has seen 99,160 confirmed cases of COVID, according to the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan dashboard. The state has reported 1,701 deaths from the illness. Officials reported approximately 900 people were hospitalized with COVID, as of 72 hours ago.

The United States has reported nearly 6.5 million cases and 193,351 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Worldwide 916,992 people have died from the virus.

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