Erie County Sees 42 Deaths, 816 New COVID-19 Cases Weekly
59 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported today along with five new deaths
On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported five new deaths due to COVID-19. There were 59 new positive cases reported, bringing our cumulative total to 14,425 reported positive cases.
There have been 42 deaths in the last week, for an average of six deaths per day.
There have been 61 total Erie County deaths reported through the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS).
There have been 54,590 negative tests in total, with 3,228 recorded this week, 1,782, the previous week, and 1,170 the week prior.
According to the Erie County Department of Health, there are 62 people hospitalized from COVID-19 (73 last week) with ten on ventilators (nine last week).
Dahlkemper also announced that there were 3,801 active cases, down 467 from the total announced eight days ago.
According to the county, there have been 816 new positive cases in the past week (1,178 last week), with an average of more than 116 cases being reported each day.
Erie County's cumulative case total has more than doubled in just over six weeks (since Dec. 8). The number of deaths has more than doubled less than five weeks. (since Dec. 17).
Of the total cases, 54% are female and 46% are male.
Thurs 1/14/21 - 108 new cases, one new death
Fri 1/15/21 - 114 new cases, 12 new deaths
Sat 1/16/21 - 178 new cases
Sun 1/17/21 - 102 new cases
Mon 1/18/21 - 149 new cases, 24 new deaths (reported over the weekend)
Tues 1/19/21 - 106 new cases
Wed 1/20/21 - 59 new cases, five 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
Jan. 14 - Jan. 20: 42 deaths, 816 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 62% 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
29% – ages 65 and older
*Percent values of each breakdown may not total 100 due to rounding.
State, Local, and National Statistics
Today, Pennsylvania saw 5,984 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 783,170 cumulative cases.
So far, there have been 19,868 deaths statewide.
In this week alone, Pennsylvania has seen 2,954 deaths, with 1,515 reported last week and 1,242 the previous week.
3,507,092 patients have tested negative to date.
In the last week, Pennsylvania saw exactly 41,781 new positive cases (58,000 last week) and 90,720 negative tests (with 89,416 last week).
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 24,135,690 total cases, with 1,395,548 new cases in the last seven days. There have been 153,106 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The total number of deaths in the US is 400,306, with 44,301 reported in the last week (23,250last week) and 2,297 in the last 24 hours.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 5,648 positive cases (up 223 this week), with 115 deaths (up eight this week).
McKean County has 2,332 positive cases (up 191) and 50 deaths (up nine).
Venango County has 2,944 positive cases (up 127) and 64 deaths (up six this week).
Warren County has 1,889 total positive cases (up 76), and 75 deaths (up 12 this week).
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 4,463 positive cases (up 169 this week) and 73 deaths (up six this week).
Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 5,875 positive cases (up 677) and 51 deaths (up five this week).