Erie County COVID-19 Cases at 1,439
48 deaths, 35 current active cases recorded by local Health Department
The office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported four new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 1,439 positive cases. There have been 25,484 total negatives, for a positivity rate of 5.3%. There have been 1,356 recovered cases, with 11 announced today, for a total of 35 current active cases. There have been 48 Erie County deaths reported by the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS).
In the seven days, there have been, 32 new positive cases, 63recoveries, and one new death (reported Friday, Sept. 11).
In the last month, there have been 222 new positive cases, 409 recoveries, and 15 deaths.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled in a little over two months. The amount of deaths reported has doubled in more than six weeks. By our math, there have been 69 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 25 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days, with 38 recoveries per 100,000 people in that same span.
Today, Pennsylvania, saw 776 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 146,990. So far, there have been 7,903 deaths statewide, with 28 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 1,708,131 patients have tested negative to date, with 12,847 negative tests yesterday.
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 6,571,867 total cases with 261,204 new cases in the last seven days. The total number of deaths in the US is 195,053.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be more than doubled, at roughly 3,145.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.49% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's new cases today account for less than 0.005% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 0.98% of the state's cumulative cases. Erie County's population accounts for 2.14% of the state population.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 263 positive cases, with three deaths. McKean County has 51 positive cases and two deaths. Venango County has 79 positive cases and one death. Warren County has 42 total positive cases and one death.