Erie County Sees 21 Weekly Deaths and 1,178 New COVID-19 Cases
147 New cases and eight new deaths reported today
On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported eight new deaths due to COVID-19. There were 147 new positive cases reported, bringing our cumulative total to 13,609 reported positive cases.
There have been 21 deaths in the last week, for an average of three deaths per day.
There have been 319 total Erie County deaths reported through the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS).
There have been 51,362 negative tests in total, with 1,782 recorded this week, 1,170, the previous week, and 1,396 the week prior.
According to the Erie County Department of Health, there are 73 people hospitalized from COVID-19 (115 last week) with nine on ventilators (12 last week).
One of the recent deaths occurred in a 24-year-old patient, so far the youngest COVID-19 fatality in Erie County. Colten Brown was a probation officer for the county, the Times-News reported (which made no mention of comorbidities).
Dahlkemper also announced that there were 4,268 active cases, only down six overall from the total announced last week.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the positivity rate between Jan. 1 and Jan. 7 was 15.1%. Today was the first time this rate was mentioned by Dahlkemper in her address.
According to the county, there have been 1,178 new positive cases in the past week (931 last week), with an average of 168 cases being reported each day.
Erie County's cumulative case total has more than doubled in 37 days (since Dec. 7). The number of deaths has more than doubled in 33 days. (since Dec. 11).
Of the total cases, 54% are female and 45% are male*.
Thurs 1/7/21 - 168 new cases, one new death
Fri 1/8/21 - 165 new cases
Sat 1/9/21 - 207 new cases
Sun 1/10/21 - 149 new cases
Mon 1/11/21 - 210 new cases, 11 new deaths (reported over the weekend)
Tues 1/12/21 - 132 new cases, one new death
Wed 1/13/21 - 147 new cases, eight new deaths
**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
Breakdown by Race/Ethnicity
50% - 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 61% are unknown.
Breakdown by Age
1% – ages 0-4
1% – ages 5-9
7% – ages 10-18
12% – ages 19-24
37% – ages 25-49
22% – ages 50-64
20% – ages 65 and older
*Percent values of each breakdown may not total 100 due to rounding.
State, Local, and National Statistics
Today, Pennsylvania saw 7,960 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 741,389 cumulative cases.
So far, there have been 16,914 deaths statewide.
In this week alone, Pennsylvania has seen 1,515 deaths, with 1,242 reported last week and 1,230 the previous week.
3,416,372 patients have tested negative to date.
In the last week, Pennsylvania saw exactly 58,000 new positive cases (52,056 last week) and 89,416 negative tests (with 73,031 last week).
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 22,740,142 total cases, with 1,780,046 new cases in the last seven days. There have been 217,393 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The total number of deaths in the US is 356,005, with 23,250 reported in the last week (18,586 last week) and 4,131 in the last 24 hours.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 5,425 positive cases (up 307 this week), with 107 deaths (up 15 this week).
McKean County has 12,141 positive cases (up 237) and 41 deaths (up 16).
Venango County has 2,817 positive cases (up 241) and 58 deaths (up five this week).
Warren County has 1,813 total positive cases (up 152), and 63 deaths (up 18 this week).
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 4,294 positive cases (up 257 this week) and 67 deaths (no change this week).
Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 5198 positive cases (up 889) and 46 deaths (up seven this week).