Erie County Update: June 2, 2020
12 new cases reported in Erie County as surrounding areas see little change
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 12 new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 307 positive cases, with 5,610 negatives (218 yesterday). So far, there have been 190 recovered cases – with 15 recoveries reported today – for a total of 117 current active cases. So far, there have been four deaths of Erie County residents reported due to COVID-19, with the county now acknowledging the fourth death that had been reported by the state for several days.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled since May 19. By our math, there have been 145 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of nearly 53 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days (down by two cases per 100,000 from yesterday). 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 612 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 72,894 total cases. So far, there have been 5,667 deaths statewide, with 100 occurring since yesterday. 399,361 patients have tested negative to date, with 9,930 tests since the previous day. So far, 67% of PA's positive cases have recovered (unchanged since yesterday).
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.4% of Pennsylvania's (for a 0.06% increase), while its population accounts for 2.15%. Since yesterday, Erie County's new cases have accounted for 1.96% of Pennsylvania's (a 0.74% decrease)
Erie County's positive cases account for 0.42% of the state's cumulative cases (for a 0.01% increase).
There were minor changes in some of our nearby counties.
Crawford County remains at 29 positive cases, with still no deaths being reported. McKean County sees no change since Tuesday at 12 cases, one death, having 654 negatives. Venango County holds at nine positive cases and 571 negatives. Warren County also saw no change at three cases with 408 negatives.