Erie County Update: July 22, 2020
Eight new cases of COVID-19 reported today
The office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported eight new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 813 positive cases. There have been 15,581 total negatives, with 537 reported yesterday (for one of the largest daily amounts in weeks). There have been 670 recovered cases, with 15 announced today, for a total of 128 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 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 631 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 103,396. The commonwealth's cumulative total eclipsed 100,000 positive cases on July 18. So far, there have been 7,063 deaths statewide, with 25 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 968,081 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 29,906 negative tests yesterday.
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 3,882,167 total cases with 63,028 new cases today. The total number of deaths in the US is 141,677, with 1,047 today.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 2,212.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.65% of Pennsylvania's, a number which has held relatively steady over the last two months.
Erie County's new cases today account for 1.76% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 0.78% of the state's cumulative cases. Erie County's population accounts for 2.14% of the state population.
There were 95 new positive cases reported in Allegheny County today, for a total of 6,670 cumulative cases, and 214 deaths.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 114 positive cases, with its first (and so far, only) death reported on June 30. McKean County now has 26 cases and one death reported on May 5. Venango County remains at 53 positive cases and no deaths. Warren County stays at 14 total cases, and reported its first death on June 28.
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 489 positive cases, with 84 hospitalized, and 44 deaths. Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 215 positive cases and eight deaths.