Erie County Reports 121 New COVID-19 Cases
Cumulative total at 15,106 cases and 365 deaths
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, the office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 121 new positive cases, bringing our cumulative total to 15,106 reported positive cases.
There have been four deaths in the last week*, down from 42 last week.
There have been a total of 365 Erie County deaths reported through the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS).
According to the county, there have been 681 new positive cases in the past week (816 last week and 1,178 the week prior), with an average of more than 97 cases being reported each day. This is the first time the weekly average (from Wednesday to Wednesday) has dipped below 100 cases per day since the second week of November.
There have been 55,762 negative tests in total, with 1,172 recorded this week, 3,228 the previous week, and 1,782 the week prior.
According to the Erie County Department of Health, there are 56 people hospitalized from COVID-19 (down 6 from last week) with seven on ventilators (down three).
Erie County's cumulative case total has more than doubled in seven weeks (since Dec. 9). The number of deaths has more than doubled in less than five weeks. (since Dec. 17).
Of the total cases, 54% are female and 46% are male.
Thurs 1/21/21 - 99 new cases, three new deaths
Fri 1/22/21 - 62 new cases, one new death
Sat 1/23/21 - 97 new cases
Sun 1/24/21 - 113 new cases
Mon 1/25/21 - 97 new cases
Tues 1/26/21 - 92 new cases, one new death
Wed 1/27/21 - 121 new cases
*Discrepancies in county-wide number of cases and deaths are sometimes updated in NEDSS, usually due to the patient's place of residence.
**Dates indicate reporting of statistics, which references the previous day.
Weekly Breakdown Since December
Dec. 3 - 9: 53 deaths, 1,643 cases reported
Dec. 10 - 16: 35 deaths, 1,585 cases reported
Dec. 17 - 23: 45 deaths, 1,878 cases reported
Dec. 24 - 30: 46 deaths, 991 cases reported
Dec. 31 - Jan. 6: 37 deaths, 931 cases reported
Jan. 7 - Jan. 13: 21 deaths, 1,178 cases reported
Jan. 14 - Jan. 20: 42 deaths, 816 cases reported
Jan. 21 - Jan. 27: Four deaths, 681 cases reported
Breakdown by Race/Ethnicity
51% - White residents
7% - African American/Black residents
3% - Asian residents
1% - Other
39% - Unknown
***Three percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 36% are not Hispanic, and 62% are unknown.
Breakdown by Age
1% – ages 0-4
1% – ages 5-9
8% – ages 10-18
12% – ages 19-24
37% – ages 25-49
22% – ages 50-64
19% – ages 65 and older
*Percent values of each breakdown may not total 100 due to rounding.
State, Local, and National Statistics
Today, Pennsylvania saw 5,874 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 818,369 cumulative cases.
So far, there have been 21,105 deaths statewide.
In this week alone, Pennsylvania has seen 1,237 deaths, with 2,954 reported last week and 1,515 the previous week.
3,507,092 patients have tested negative to date.
In the last week, Pennsylvania saw 35,199 new positive cases (41,781 last week) and 83,092 negative tests (with 90,720 last week).
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 25,301,166 total cases, with 1,165,476 new cases in the last seven days. There have been 148,733 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The total number of deaths in the US is 423,519, with 23,213 reported in the last week (44,301 last week) and 3,692 in the last 24 hours.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 5,824 positive cases (up 176 this week), with 124 deaths (up nine this week).
McKean County has 2,657 positive cases (up 325) and 57 deaths (up seven).
Venango County has 3,030 positive cases (up 86) and 64 deaths (up ten this week).
Warren County has 1,970 total positive cases (up 81), and 85 deaths (up ten this week).
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 4,588 positive cases (up 125 this week) and 73 deaths (no change since last week).
Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 6,398 positive cases (up 523) and 51 deaths (up 46 from last week's data).