Erie County Update: July 16, 2020
Nine new cases of COVID-19 reported in Erie County
The office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported nine new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 756 positive cases. There have been 14,275 total negatives, with 248 reported yesterday. There have been 624 recovered cases, for a total of 114 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 114 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 42 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 781 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 98,446. So far, there have been 6,973 deaths statewide, with 16 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 885,195 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 14,211 negative tests yesterday.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 2,117.
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 1.15% 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 104 positive cases, with its first death reported on June 30. Though three cases were reported today, their total increased by 21 cases yesterday due to an outbreak at Rolling Fields nursing home. McKean County remains at 20 cases and one death. Venango County has 49 positive cases and no deaths. Warren County has 11 total cases and reported its first death on June 28.
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 460 positive cases, with 81 hospitalized, and 44 deaths. Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 193 positive cases and eight deaths.
There were 144 new positive cases reported in Allegheny County today, for a total of 5,750 cumulative cases and 201 deaths.