Erie County Update: July 9, 2020
Eight new cases of COVID-19 reported
The office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported eight new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 699 positive cases. There have been 12,789 total negatives, with 125 yesterday. There have been 553 recovered cases (with 14 reported yesterday), for a total of 131 current active cases. So far, there have been 15 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 127 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 719 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 92,867. So far, there have been 6,848 deaths statewide, with 33 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 787,156 Pennsylvanians have tested negative to date, with 12,778 negative tests yesterday.
If Erie County were to proportionally have as many cases as Pennsylvania, the county's total cases would be roughly 1,997.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.62% of Pennsylvania's, a number which has held relatively steady over the last few weeks.
Erie County's new cases today account for 1.1% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's cumulative positive cases account for 0.75% 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 76 positive cases (up one since yesterday), with its first death reported on June 30. McKean County remains at 20 cases and one death (no change in one week). Venango County has 35 positive cases (up one since yesterday, where they saw their largest single-day spike of seven new cases) and no deaths. Warren County has seven total cases and reported its first death on June 28.