Officials: 2 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Butler County

Two new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in Butler County, officials said.

There are now eight confirmed cases, and 12 people are awaiting test results. The Butler County General Health District is monitoring 32 people in the county as of Wednesday morning, according Public Information Officer Erin Smiley.

“The two new positives that we have in the county are related to the first four cases they came in contact with,” Smiley said. “They are not community spread.”

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Last Friday, four members of a Butler County family tested positive for the coronavirus, and three others were being tested. Five of the family members are in their 30s, and two are in their 70s, Smiley said she did not have the ages of the two newest patients.

Health Commissioner Jenny Bailer told the Journal-News on Monday one of those people was hospitalized, but Smiley said that person has been released.

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