Erie County Update: June 18, 2020
One death and 19 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Erie County
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 19 new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 497 positive cases, with 8,022 negatives (with 149 yesterday). So far, there have been 347 recovered cases (with 30 recorded yesterday), for a total of 140 current active cases. So far, there have been ten deaths of Erie County residents reported due to COVID-19, with one additional death reported by the county yesterday.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled since May 28. By our math, there have been 165 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of about just over 60 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 418 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 80,236 total cases. So far, there have been 6,361 deaths statewide, with 42 deaths yesterday. 543,832 patients have tested negative to date, with 10,819 negative tests today.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.5% of Pennsylvania's, while its population accounts for 2.15%.
Erie County's new cases have accounted for 4.5% of Pennsylvania's (a 2.2% increase since yesterday). Erie County's positive cases account for 0.6% of the state's cumulative cases.
There were no changes in our nearby Pennsylvania. Crawford County remains at 35 positive cases, with still no deaths being reported. McKean County still has 13 cases and one death. Venango County has 17 positive cases and no deaths. Warren County holds at five cases and no deaths.
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 402 positive cases (up ten since yesterday), with 72 hospitalized, and 41 deaths. Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 112 positive cases (up two) and seven deaths.