Erie County Reports 35 Deaths Last Week, 222 New COVID-19 Cases Today
1,585 new cases reported over the last week with no new deaths today
On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 222 new positive cases of COVID-19. This brings our cumulative total to 9,026 positive cases.
There have been 46,918 negative tests in total, with 4,007 recorded this week, and 2,097 the previous week.
There were no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours. There have, however, been 35 deaths in the last week, which account for one-fifth of the cumulative total of deaths in Erie County occurring this week alone, for an average of five deaths per day.
Last week, 53 deaths were reported. The number of deaths during the last two weeks account for more than 51% of our total number of deaths since the pandemic began.
According to the county, there have been 1,585 new positive cases in the past week (17.6% of our total cases), with an average of over 226 cases being reported each day.
The number of new cases reported during the last two weeks account for more than 35.7% of Erie County's cumulative total.
There have been 100 or more new cases reported each day from Nov. 11 onward.
There have been 170 total Erie County deaths reported by the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), with 53 deaths occurring in this week.
According to the PA Department of Health, there are 138 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and 13 patients on ventilators.
Erie County's cumulative case total has more than doubled in just over three weeks (since Nov. 23). The number of deaths has more than doubled in exactly two weeks. (since Dec. 2).
For the first time in several weeks, there was not a record number of cases reported in a single day this week, though Saturday's total of 287 stands as Erie County's second-highest number.
Christopher C. Clark, AHN Saint Vincent Hospital President and CEO, DO, MHA Joined Dahlkemper's video conference, and reported a 40% positivity rate this month, up 10 percent from last month. Clark stated that AHN is expecting their shipment of the Pfizer vaccine tomorrow on Thursday, Dec. 17. Administration of the two-shot series will be targeted to their frontline workers. "As supplies increasingly become available, and per regulatory guidelines, AHN will be pleased to offer vaccinations to our patients sometime in the future," Clark explained.
Thurs 12/10/20 - 226 new cases, 9 new deaths
Fri 12/11/20 - 234 new cases, 6 new deaths
Sat 12/12/20 - 287 new cases
Sun 12/13/20 - 217 new cases
Mon 12/14/20 - 146 new cases, 14 new deaths reported over the weekend
Tues 12/15/20 - 253 new cases, 6 new deaths
Wed 12/16/20 - 222 new cases
State, Local, and National Statistics
Today, Pennsylvania saw 10,049 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 519,369.
So far, there have been 13,168 deaths statewide.
In this week alone, Pennsylvania has seen 3,703 deaths, more than 28% of the total amount of deaths since the onset of the pandemic. 1,292 were reported last week, with 630 the previous week.
3,086,059 patients have tested negative to date. In the last week, Pennsylvania saw 74,052 new positive cases (69,886 last week), 233,435 negative tests (nearly double the amount reported last week).
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 16,519,668 total cases, with 1,479,493 new cases in the last seven days. This is less than half of last week's total of 3,739,540 (with 2,325,387 last week and 1,198,099 the week prior). There have been 201,776 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The total number of deaths in the US is 302,992, with 17,641 reported in the last week (15,588 last week) and 2,960 in the last 24 hours.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 3,986 positive cases (up 1,255 this week and 605 last week), with 49 deaths (up 13 this week).
McKean County has 1,136 positive cases (up 242) and 10 deaths (up five).
Venango County has 1,803 positive cases (up 387) and 27 deaths (up 15 this week, more than doubling their total number).
Warren County has 888 total positive cases (up 258), and six deaths (up four this week, tripling their previous count).
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 3,299 positive cases (up 233 this week) and 65 deaths (up eight this week).
Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 2,578 positive cases (up 503*) and 24 deaths (up three this week).