Erie County Update: June 29, 2020
Six new cases reported in Erie County
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported six new positive cases of COVID-19 over the span of four days. This brings our cumulative total to 595 positive cases, with 11,189 negatives (with an weeklong average of 257 per day). So far, there have been 468 recovered cases, for a total of 114 current active cases. So far, there have been 13 deaths of Erie County residents due to COVID-19.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled since June 1. By our math, there have been 136 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of 50 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Outside of Erie County's statistics, Pennsylvania, saw 492 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 85,988. So far, there have been 6,614 deaths statewide, with eight reported today. 666,901 patients have tested negative to date, with 20,121 negative tests in the last two days.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.6% of Pennsylvania's (a number consistent for roughly a week), while its population accounts for 2.15%. If Erie County had a 1:1 positive case per capita, the county's total case count would be roughly 1,848.
Yesterday, Erie County's new cases have accounted for 1.2% of Pennsylvania's. Erie County's positive cases account for 0.69% of the state's cumulative cases.
There were minor changes in some of our nearby counties. Crawford County has 51 positive cases (up one), with still no deaths being reported. McKean County remains at 15 cases 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 415 positive cases, with 72 hospitalized, and 43 deaths. Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 128 positive cases (up three) and seven deaths.