Erie County COVID-19 Cases, Recoveries Rise
Rising numbers see slight easement after last week's high case counts
The office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 1,912 positive cases. There have been 32,203 negative tests in total.
According to the county, there have been 86 new positive cases in the past week (46 less than last week), with an average of nearly 12 cases (12.28) being reported each day. While our local numbers continue to climb, this week's trend saw less of a spike when compared to the last two weeks. Though relatively lower, these numbers are comparable to trends seen in the latter half of May.
So far, there have been 1,736 recovered cases, with 28 announced today and 136 this week, for a total of 122 current active cases in Erie County, for an overall decrease of 51 active cases this week.
There have been 54 total Erie County deaths reported by the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), with one additional death reported this week.
In the last month, there have been 429 new positive cases, 253 recoveries, and six deaths.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled in less than 12 weeks. The amount of deaths reported has doubled in nearly 10 weeks.
Thurs 10/15/20 - 9 new cases, 1 new death
Fri 10/16/20 - 9 new cases
Sat 10/17/20 - 9 new cases
Sun 10/18/20 - 13 new cases
Mon 10/19/20 - 13 new cases
Tues 10/20/220 - 20 new cases
Wed 10/21/20 - 13 new cases, 1 new death
State, Local, and National Statistics
Today, Pennsylvania saw 1,425 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 186,297. So far, there have been 8,562 deaths statewide. 2,167,536 patients have tested negative to date. In the last week, Pennsylvania saw 10,375 new positive cases, 92,807 negatives, and 151 deaths.
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 8,249,011 total cases, with 414,004 new cases in the last seven days and 60,426 in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in the US is 220,362, with 10,130 reported in the last week and 863 in the last 24 hours. 220,362
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 417 positive cases (up 58 this week), with three deaths. McKean County has 102 positive cases (up 22) and two deaths. Venango County has 187 positive cases (up 45) and one death. Warren County has 60 total positive cases (up two), and one death.
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 721 positive cases (up 29 this week) and 48 deaths (no change). Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 904 positive cases (up 108) and 13 deaths (no change).