Erie County Update: June 9, 2020
28 new cases of COVID-19 as Erie continues to spike
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported 28 new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 398 positive cases, with 6,647 negatives. So far, there have been 235 recovered cases, for a total of 157 current active cases. So far, there have been six deaths of Erie County residents reported due to COVID-19, though the state is currently reporting five. The state is reporting 319 confirmed cases with 59 probable cases.
This is the highest single-day total of new positive cases reported by Erie County. Saturday's single-day total of 31 was explained to be due to a data lag, and referenced state-given data.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled since May 22. By our math, there have been 174 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of about just over 63 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
In Pennsylvania, there were 351 additional positive cases reported today, for a total of 75,943 total cases. So far, there have been 5,953 deaths statewide, with 10 occurring since yesterday. 451,387 patients have tested negative to date, with 7,214 tests since the previous day.
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.4% of Pennsylvania's, while its population accounts for 2.15%.
Erie County's new cases have accounted for 7.97% of Pennsylvania's.
Erie County's positive cases account for 0.524% of the state's cumulative cases.
There were minor changes in some of our nearby counties. All increases are over a period of two days.
Crawford County remains at 30 positive cases, with still no deaths being reported. McKean County still has 13 cases and one death. Venango County has 15 positive cases. Warren County holds at five cases.
For the first time, Erie County has surpassed Ashtabula County's cumulative total of 374 positive cases, with 65 hospitalized, and 38 deaths (Erie County's population is almost three times that of Ashtabula's). Chautauqua County has a cumulative total of 103 positive cases and six deaths.