Erie County Reports 53 New Cases of COVID-19 Today
Active cases swell as positive cases continue to mount
On Friday, Oct. 30, the office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 53 new positive cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day total since the pandemic began. This brings our cumulative total to 2,181 positive cases. There have been 33,745 negative tests in total (as of Oct. 28).
Today's total comes after two days this week seeing our second-highest single-day total for new cases on Tuesday, Oct. 27, and Thursday, Oct. 29. The previous largest single-day total stood at 42 on Aug. 4.
According to the county, there have been 219 new positive cases in the past week.
So far, there have been 1,858 recovered cases, with three announced today and 80 this week, for a total of 269 current active cases in Erie County. This week, there was an overall increase of 130 active cases this week, more than doubling our previous week's total.
This is the largest amount of active cases Erie County has had aside from the day of Friday, Aug. 21.
There have been 54 total Erie County deaths reported by the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), with no additional deaths reported this week.
In the last month, there have been 614 new positive cases, 404 recoveries, and two deaths.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled in 12 weeks. The amount of deaths reported has doubled more than 11 weeks.