Erie County Update: July 15, 2020
Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Erie County
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported seven new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 747 positive cases. There have been 14,027 total negatives, with 229 reported yesterday. There have been 624 recovered cases (with 21 reported today), for a total of 108 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 121 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 994 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 97,665. So far, there have been 6,957 deaths statewide, with 26 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 870,984 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 20,372 negative tests yesterday.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 2,100.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.61% of Pennsylvania's, a number which has held relatively steady over the last several weeks.
Erie County's new cases today account for 0.06% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 0.76% 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 101 positive cases, with its first death reported on June 30. Though two cases were reported today, their total increased by 21 cases, signaling a data lag in case reporting. McKean County remains at 20 cases and one death. Venango County has 49 positive cases (up two) and no deaths. Warren County has 11 total cases and reported its first death on June 28.
There were 241 new positive cases reported in Allegheny County today, for a total of 5,610 cumulative cases and 201 deaths.