Erie County Update: July 14, 2020
22 new cases of COVID-19 reported
The office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 22 new positive cases of COVID-19 today, for the third-largest single-day total. This brings our cumulative total to 740 positive cases. There have been 13,798 total negatives, with 258 reported yesterday. There have been 603 recovered cases (with 20 reported yesterday), for a total of 122 current active cases. So far, there have been 15 deaths of Erie County residents due to COVID-19 reported by Erie County.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled in a little over one month. By our math, there have been 120 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 44 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 929 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 96,671. So far, there have been 6,931 deaths statewide, with 20 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 850,612 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 14,880 negative tests yesterday.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 2,078.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.62% of Pennsylvania's, a number which has held relatively steady over the last several weeks.
Erie County's new cases today account for 2.36% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 0.77% of the state's cumulative cases. Erie County's population accounts for 2.15% of the state population.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 80 positive cases (up two), with its first death reported on June 30. McKean County remains at 20 cases and one death. Venango County has 46 positive cases (up eight, there largest single-day total to date) and no deaths. Warren County has 10 total cases and reported its first death on June 28.
There were 322 new positive cases reported in Allegheny County totday, for a total of 5,364 cumulative cases and 199 deaths.