Erie County Update: July 17, 2020
Seven new cases of COVID-19 reported in Erie County
The office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported seven new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 763 positive cases. There have been 14,487 total negatives, with 212 reported yesterday. There have been 631 recovered cases, for a total of 117 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 five weeks. By our math, there have been 106 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 38 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 1,032 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 99,478. So far, there have been 6,992 deaths statewide, with 19 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 899,912 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 14,717 negative tests yesterday.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 2,138.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.6% 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 0.68% 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 105 positive cases, with its first death reported on June 30. Though one case was reported today, their total increased by 21 cases Wednesday due to an outbreak at Rolling Fields nursing home. McKean County remains at 22 cases (up two) and one death. Venango County has 52 positive cases (up three) and no deaths. Warren County has 11 total cases and reported its first death on June 28.
There were 233 new positive cases reported in Allegheny County today, for a total of 5,990 cumulative cases and 202 deaths.
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 462 positive cases, with 82 hospitalized, and 44 deaths. Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 196 positive cases and eight deaths.