Erie County Update: June 1, 2020
42 new positive cases announced as Erie County crosses an important threshold of new cases
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 42 new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This is, to date, the largest number of new cases reported over a weekend. There were 17 cases on Saturday, 5 on Sunday, and 20 reported today. Today's case-count marks the second-largest amount of positive cases reported in a single day.
This brings our cumulative total to 295 positive cases, with 5,392 negatives (616 since Friday). So far, there have been 175 recovered cases – with 46 recoveries reported Thursday – for a total of 120 current active cases. So far, there have been three deaths of Erie County residents reported due to COVID-19, with a fourth still being reported by the state.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled since May 19. By our math, there have been 150 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of nearly 55 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days. One of the state's thresholds for returning to the Red phase – in addition to several other factors – is a new case count of over 50 per 100,000.
In Pennsylvania, there were 356 additional positive cases reported today, with 1,547 recorded since Friday, for a total of 72,282 total cases. So far, there have been 5,567 deaths statewide, with 103 occurring since Friday. 389,431 patients have tested negative to date, with 22,461 tests since Friday. So far, 67% of PA's positive cases have recovered (up2% since last report).
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.34% of Pennsylvania's (for a 0.4 increase), while its population accounts for 2.15%. Since Friday, Erie County's new cases have accounted for 2.7% of Pennsylvania's
Erie County's positive cases account for 0.41% of the state's cumulative cases (for a 0.05% increase).
There were minor changes in some of our nearby counties. Crawford County actually decreased by one case, with still no deaths being reported. McKean County sees no change since Tuesday at 12 cases, one death, having 639 negatives. Venango County saw its first new case since May 18 for a total of nine positives and 541 negatives. Warren County stands at three cases with 400 negatives.