Erie County Sees 37 Deaths, 931 New COVID-19 Cases This Week
123 New positive cases were reported today along with four new deaths
On Wednesday, Jan. 6 (admist escalating riots unfolding in Washington D.C.), the office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported four new deaths due to COVID-19. There were 123 new positive cases reported, bringing our cumulative total to 12,431 reported positive cases.
There have been 37 deaths in the last week, for an average of nearly eight deaths per day.
There have been 298 total Erie County deaths reported through the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS).
There have been 51,362 negative tests in total, with 1,170 recorded this week, 1,396, the previous week, and 1,878 the week prior.
According to the Erie County Department of Health, there are 115 people hospitalized from COVID-19 with 12 on ventilators.
During the holidays, there were both a limited number of tests being performed and a longer wait time for results. Due to this, data regarding new cases may be slightly misleading during this time.
Dahlkemper also announced that there were 4,274 active cases, a total that has not been reported on in several weeks.
According to the county, there have been 931 new positive cases in the past week (991 last week), with an average of 133 cases being reported each day.
Erie County's cumulative case total has more than doubled in a little more than a month (since Dec. 3). The number of deaths has more than doubled in less than four weeks. (since Dec. 10).
Of the total cases, 55% are female and 45% are male.
Thurs 12/31/20 - 163 new cases, three new deaths
Fri 1/1/21 - 166 new cases, seven new deaths
Sat 1/2/21 - 170 new cases
Sun 1/3/21 - 106 new cases
Mon 1/4/21 - 55 new cases, 21 new deaths (reported over the 4-day period)
Tues 1/5/21 - 148 new cases, two new deaths
Wed 1/6/21 - 123 new cases, four new deaths
*dates indicate reporting of statistics, which references the previous day
December-January Weekly Breakdown
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
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; 37% 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
36% – 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 9,474 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 683,389.
9,474 additional positive cases of COVID-19
So far, there have been 16,914 deaths statewide.
In this week alone, Pennsylvania has seen 1,242 deaths, with 1,230 reported last week and 1,274 the previous week.
3,326,956 patients have tested negative to date. In the last week, Pennsylvania saw 52,056 new positive cases (50,177 last week and 61,787 the week prior) and 145,690 negative tests (with 73,031 last week).
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 20,960,096 total cases, with 1,527,971 new cases in the last seven days. There have been 227,692 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The total number of deaths in the US is 356,005, with 18,586 reported in the last week (34,427last week) and 3,541 in the last 24 hours.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 5,118 positive cases (up 639 this week), with 92 deaths (up 16 this week).
McKean County has 1,904 positive cases (up 258) and 25 deaths (up five).
Venango County has 2,576 positive cases (up 244) and 53 deaths (up six this week).
Warren County has 1,661 total positive cases (up 201), and 45 deaths (up 19 this week).
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 4,037 positive cases (up 242 this week) and 66 deaths (no change this week).
Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 4,309 positive cases (up 743) and 39 deaths (up seven this week).