Erie County Update, June 24, 2020
Nine new positive cases reporteed for a total of 551 cumulative cases
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported nine new positive cases of COVID-19 today at her weekly video conference. This brings our cumulative total to 551 positive cases (with 73 over the last week). With 10,189 negatives, there have been an average of 341 tests per day in the last week – more than double the average number of tests since last week. So far, there have been 444 recovered cases (127 last week), for a total of 95 current active cases. So far, there have been 12 deaths of Erie County residents reported due to COVID-19.
The past five days have shown no severe spikes in new cases. Charlotte Berringer, director of community health services at Erie County Department of Health noted that the large numbers on June 18 and 19 were due to extensive testing in longterm care facilities.
The week's breakdown of new cases has been:
Thursday, June 18: 19
Friday, June 19: 18
Saturday, June 20: 9
Sunday, June 21: 8
Monday, June 22: 3
Tuesday, June 23: 7
Wednesday, June 24: 9
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled since May 27 (that date remaining unchanged in one week). By our math, there have been 133 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of just over 48 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Erie County's latest breakdown by sex:
57% - Female
43% - Male
Breakdown by age group*:
3% - Age 4 or younger
2% - Age 5 - 9
6% - Age 10 - 18
14% - Age 19 - 24
41% - Age 25 - 49
21% - Age 50 - 64
12% - Age 65 or older
*Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.
Breakdown by race and ethnicity:
48% Caucasian/White (because of the NEDS classification within this category, this includes the Hispanic/Latinx population, comprising 12% of this portion, with 13% unknown)
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 495 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 83,191 total cases. So far, there have been 6,515 deaths statewide, with an average of nearly 28 deaths per day. 608,217 patients have tested negative to date, with an average of 10,743 tests cataloged per day.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.6% of Pennsylvania's, while its population accounts for 2.15%.
Erie County's new cases have accounted for 2.3% of Pennsylvania's (a 0.1% decrease since last week). Erie County's positive cases account for 0.6% of the state's cumulative cases (for an increase of 0.7% this week).
There were minor changes in some of our nearby counties. Crawford County has 48 positive cases (up 13 this week), with still no deaths being reported. McKean County has 15 cases (up two in one week) and one death. Venango County has 17 positive cases (no change this week) and no deaths. Warren County holds at five cases and no deaths (no change in two weeks).
Ashtabula County's cumulative total is 412 positive cases (up 20 this week), with 72 hospitalized, and 42 deaths (up one this week). Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 123 positive cases (up 13 this week) and seven deaths.