Erie County Update: May 27, 2020
Ten new positive cases of COVID-19 reported yesterday with a regional breakdown
Forgoing a televised press conference today, Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper announced 10 new positive cases of COVID-19 today. This brings our cumulative total to 226 positive cases, with 4,274 negatives (206 yesterday), and 129 recovered cases for a total of 97 current active cases. So far, there have been three deaths of Erie County residents reported due to COVID-19, with a fourth still being reported by the state, and discrepancy of nine positive cases, the state reporting 235.
Erie County's cumulative positive case total has more than doubled since May 7. There have been 101 new cases reported over the last 14 days, for a ratio of about just under 37 new cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
Statewide, there were 780 additional positive cases, for a total of 69,417 total cases. So far, there have been 5,265 deaths statewide, with 113 occurring yesterday. 349,990 patients who have tested negative to date, with 10,155 tests over the weekend. So far, 621% of PA's positive cases have recovered (up 1% since yesterday).
Erie County's negative tests account for 1.22% of Pennsylvania's, while its population accounts for 2.15%.
Erie County's positive cases account for 0.33% of the state's cumulative cases.
Erie County's latest breakdown by sex:
Breakdown by age group:
4% Age 4 or younger
1% Age 5 - 9
5% Age 10 - 18
13% Age 19 - 24
42% Age 25 - 49
24% Age 50 - 64
11% Age 65 or older
Breakdown by race and ethnicity:
61% Caucasian/White (because of the NEDS classification within this category, 19% of this group are Hispanic/Latinx)
There were minor changes in some of our nearby counties. Crawford County now has 23 positive cases (up one), and 1,033 negatives. McKean County sees no change since yesterday at 12 cases, one death, and 542 negatives. Venango County remains at eight positive cases (no change since May 18), and 484 negatives. Warren County stands at three cases and 348 negatives.
In her press release Dahlkemper reminded "while being safe and practicing social distancing at or close to home, please take a moment to respond to the 2020 Census, and then encourage everyone you know to complete it, too."
Erie County is currently at 68% completion, while the City of Erie hovers at 59%. Residents can visit my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 to complete the census.