Erie County Update: May 19, 2020
Two new cases reported as more recoveries are noted
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported that there were two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Erie County since Friday. One of these individuals is in their 20s, and one is in their 50s. One resides in Zone one (the City of Erie), while one is in Zone three (North East, Harborcreek).
The cumulative positive cases for Erie County is now at 145, with 3,278 negatives (with 167 yesterday). There have been 50 new cases in the last 14 days. There have been 120 recoveries to date (14 more than reported yesterday, for a total of 25 current active cases. So far, three Erie County residents have died due to COVID-19.
Crawford County stands at 21 positive cases (no change since last Monday), with McKean County at 11 cases (no change since yesterday), with one death announced Tuesday. Venango County remains at eight positive cases (no change since yesterday). Warren County has two cases (its second announced last Wednesday).
Chautauqua County remains at 53 cases (no change since yesterday) and four deaths (no change since Wednesday). Ashtabula County has 232 cases (no change since yesterday) and 26 deaths.
Statewide, there were 610 additional positive cases, for a total of 63,666 total cases. So far, there have been 4,624 deaths statewide, with 119 reported today, and 163 yesterday. 277,553 patients who have tested negative to date, with 8,481 more than the following day's tallies.
Dahlkemper also wished to acknowledge two "model businesses" who are following precautions impressively. Erie's Room 33 on State Street and French Street Farms for their pickup convenience and victory garden starter packs, respectively.
Dahlkemper was joined today by David George, supervisor of environmental health services at Erie County Department of Health via Zoom.