Erie County Update: July 3, 2020
16 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, 16 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported today. This brings our cumulative total to 642 positive cases. There have been 12,004 total negatives, with 139 yesterday. There have been 496 recovered cases, for a total of 132 current active cases. So far, there have been 14 deaths of Erie County residents due to COVID-19 reported by Erie County.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than in one month. By our math, there have been 118 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 43 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 667 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 88,741. So far, there have been 6,746 deaths statewide, with 34 deaths reported today. 715,403 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 13,204 negative tests yesterday.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.67% 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 2.3% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 0.72% 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 62 positive cases (up three), with still no deaths being reported. McKean County has 20 cases (up two) and one death. Venango County has 23 positive cases and no deaths. Warren County has seven total cases and reported its first death on June 28.
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 425 positive cases (up four), with 76 hospitalized, and 44 deaths. Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 131 positive cases and seven deaths.