Erie County Update: July 6, 2020
11 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Erie County
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 661 positive cases. There have been 12,276 total negatives, for a weeklong average of 155 negative cases per day. There have been 504 recovered cases, for a total of 143 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 doubled in a little over one month. By our math, there have been 119 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 450 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 90,304. So far, there have been 6,754 deaths statewide, with one death statewide reported in the last 24 hours. 743,020 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 8,174 negative tests yesterday.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 1,941.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.65% of Pennsylvania's, a number which has held relatively steady over the last few weeks.
Erie County's new cases account for 2.4% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 0.73% 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 70 positive cases, up eight since Friday, in their largest two-day total to date, with still no deaths being reported. McKean County remains at 20 cases and one death. Venango County has 27 positive cases (with four reported Saturday) and no deaths. Warren County has seven total cases and reported its first death on June 28.
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 433 positive cases (up eight since Friday), with 76 hospitalized, and 44 deaths. Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 137 positive cases and seven deaths.