Erie County Update: July 7, 2020
18 new cases in Erie County as PA sees overall spike
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 18 new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 679 positive cases. There have been 12,525 total negatives, with 249 yesterday. There have been 533 recovered cases (with 29 reported yesterday), 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 doubled in a little over one month. By our math, there have been 128 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 46 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 995 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 91,299. So far, there have been 6,754 deaths statewide, with 33 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 758,803 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 15,783 negative tests yesterday.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 1,963.
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 today account for 1.8% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 0.74% 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 72 positive cases (up two since yesterday), with still no deaths being reported. McKean County remains at 20 cases and one death. Venango County has 28 positive cases (up one since yesterday) and no deaths. Warren County has seven total cases and reported its first death on June 28.
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 435 positive cases (up two since yesterday), with 77 hospitalized, and 44 deaths. Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 137 positive cases and seven deaths.