Erie County Update: May 14, 2020
A third COVID-19-related death was reported in Erie County
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported that there were two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Erie County. One individual is in their 30s, while one is in their 40s, both residing in Zone one (the City of Erie).
"Sadly, we also need to report today a third death of an Erie County resident from COVID-19," Dahlkemper said solemnly. "We extend our deepest sympathy to the family at this time during their time of loss," she continued. As of Thursday's press conference, there was very little information available concerning the deceased in regard to the patient's age or hospitalization.
The cumulative positive cases for Erie County is now at 125, with 2,876 negatives. There have been 101 recoveries, for a total of 24 current active cases.
In the surrounding areas, there was no change in reported numbers. Crawford County stands at 21 positive cases (no change since Monday), while McKean County remains at eight cases, with one death announced Tuesday. Venango County has seven positive cases. Warren County has two cases (its second announced Wednesday).
Chautauqua County remains at 44 cases and four deaths. Ashtabula County has 208 cases (up nine) and 26 deaths (up two).
Statewide, there were 938 additional positive cases, for a total of 59,636 total cases. So far, there have been 4,218 deaths statewide, with 275 reported yesterday and 137 the day prior. 251,559 patients who have tested negative to date, with 7,388 more than yesterday's tallies.
Relaying statements from the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner, Jessica Altman, Dahlkemper noted that businesses who reopen at this time who have not been instructed to will risk losing their coverage, including property and liability coverage. Non-compliance with the safety guidelines of the Yellow phase may also result in loss of coverage.