Erie County Update: July 2, 2020
Six new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Erie County
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported six new positive cases of COVID-19 over the span of four days. This brings our cumulative total to 626 positive cases. There have been 11,865 total negatives, with a weeklong average of 204 per day, down more than 50 daily tests from last week. There have been 496 recovered cases, for a total of 116 current active cases. So far, there have been 14 deaths of Erie County residents due to COVID-19.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than in one month. By our math, there have been 148 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 54 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 832 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 88,074 (with a weeklong average of 615 per day). So far, there have been 6,712 deaths statewide, with 25 deaths reported today. 702,199 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 12,637 negative tests yesterday.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.69% of Pennsylvania's (a number which has held relatively steady over the last few weeks). If Erie County had a 1:1 positive case rate per capita compared to Pennsylvania as a whole, the county's total cases would be roughly 1,848. Erie County's new cases account for 0.7% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 0.7% 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 59 positive cases (up two), with still no deaths being reported. McKean County remains at 18 cases and one death. Venango County has 23 positive cases (up four yesterday) and no deaths. Warren County has seven total cases (up one yesterday) and reported its first death on June 28.