Erie County COVID-19 Update: Sept. 3, 2020
Latest totals stand at 1,370 cumulative cases and 47 deaths
The office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported one new positive case of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 1,370 positive cases. There have been 23,642 total negatives, for a positivity rate of 5.46%. There have been 1,253 recovered cases, with 12 announced today, for a total of 70 current active cases. There have been 47 deaths reported by the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS).
In the last week, there have been, 49 new positive cases, 114 recoveries, and five deaths.
In the last month, there have been 387 new positive cases, 465 recoveries, and 24 deaths.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled in a little over eight weeks. The amount of deaths reported has doubled in one month. By our math, there have been 99 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 36 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Earlier this week, Erie County was listed to be in the "Moderate" Level of Transmission according to the state's weekly status update. While only Columbia County was marked to have a "Substantial" Level of Transmission, eight other counties – carrying a "Moderate" distinction –were noted to have a "concerning percent-positivity rate." No counties in northwestern Pennsylvania were listed as such, with the nearest counties mentioned being Armstrong and Beaver County.
Today, Pennsylvania, saw 1,160 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 136,771. So far, there have been 7,732 deaths statewide, with 20 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 1,565,443 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 13,358 negative tests yesterday.
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 6,087,403 total cases with 288,357 new cases in the last seven days. The total number of deaths in the US is 185,092.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 2,926.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.5% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's new cases today account for less than 0.09% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 1% 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 220 positive cases, with two deaths. McKean County has 41 positive cases and two deaths. Venango County has 72 positive cases and one death. Warren County has 34 total positive cases and one death.