Erie County Update: July 20, 2020
Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Erie County
The office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 over the last three days. Six were reported on Monday, July 20, with 12 on Sunday, and six on Saturday. This brings our cumulative total to 787 positive cases. There have been 15,044 total negatives, with 557 reported over the weekend. There have been 634 recovered cases, for a total of 138 current active cases. So far, there have been 15 deaths of Erie County residents due to COVID-19 reported by Erie County, the last of which was reported on July 7.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled in six weeks. By our math, there have been 108 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 39 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 711 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 101,738, with 2,260 reported over the weekend. The commonwealth's cumulative total eclipsed 100,000 positive cases on July 18. So far, there have been 6,992 deaths statewide, with 26 deaths reported in the last 72 hours. 938,175 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date (projected to hit the 1,000,000 mark in five days or less), with 38,263 negative tests over the past three days.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 2,187.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.6% of Pennsylvania's, a number which has held relatively steady over the last two months.
Erie County's new cases today account for 1.15% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 0.84% of the state's cumulative cases. Erie County's population accounts for 2.15% of the state population.
There were 175 new positive cases reported in Allegheny County today, for a total of 6,435 cumulative cases (445 over the weekend) and 208 deaths.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 109 positive cases, with its first (and so far, only) death reported on June 30. Though two cases were reported this weekend, their total increased by 21 cases Wednesday, July 15 due to an outbreak at Rolling Fields nursing home. McKean County remains at 25 cases and one death reported on May 5. Venango County has 51 positive cases and no deaths. Warren County has 13 total cases and reported its first death on June 28.
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 473 positive cases, with 82 hospitalized, and 44 deaths. Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 202 positive cases and eight deaths.