Erie County Update: July 23, 2020
Five new cases of COVID-19 reported along with 16th death
The office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported five new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 813 positive cases. There have been 15,682 total negatives, with 101 reported yesterday. There have been 693 recovered cases, with 23 announced today, for a total of 109 current active cases. Today, the 16th death of Erie County residents due to COVID-19 was reported, and is the first death reported by the county since July 8.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled in a little over six weeks. By our math, there have been 109 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 40 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 962 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 104,358. The commonwealth's cumulative total eclipsed 100,000 positive cases on July 18. So far, there have been 7,079 deaths statewide, with 16 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 981,259 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 13,178 negative tests yesterday.
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 3,952,273 total cases with 70,106 new cases today. The total number of deaths in the US is 142,755, with 1,078 today.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 2,233.
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 0.5% 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 130 new positive cases reported in Allegheny County today, for a total of 6,817 cumulative cases, and 214 deaths.
As for updates in our nearby counties, there were no changes today. Crawford County remains at 114 positive cases, with its first (and so far, only) death reported on June 30. McKean County holds at 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.