New COVID-19 Cases Hit All-time High in Erie County
Both case and death numbers surge prior to Thanksgiving holiday
In the last week, there have been 1,682 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Erie County According to the PA Department of Health, with 1,450 new cases reported the previous week, with 1,238 the week prior, and 911 the week before that.
The number of cumulative cases in Erie County is now 34,725. The PA Health Department has the total number of COVID-19 deaths at 539 (up 20 from last week), while the Erie County Department of Health lists a total of 582 deaths (up 25 from last week).
Thursday, Nov. 18 saw the highest single-day total in Erie County, with 325 new cases reported. The following day, 314 new cases were reported, marking the second-highest single-day total since the pandemic began.
Over the last seven days, there has been an average of more than 240 cases per day (a per-day increase of more than 33 over last week).
As of now, there are 142,180 Erie County residents who have been fully vaccinated, with 19,853 having received their first dose, and 39,648 who have received a booster shot.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 - 272
Thursday, Nov. 18- 325
Friday, Nov. 19 - 314
Saturday, Nov. 20 - 195
Sunday, Nov. 21 - 191
Monday, Nov. 22 - 161
Tuesday, Nov. 23 - 224
(Tuesday-to-Tuesday) Weekly Total: 1,450
(Dates indicate reporting of statistics, which references the previous day)
*Statistics in NEDSS are readjusted for accuracy and clarification.
State, Local, and National Statistics
Today, Pennsylvania saw 7,569 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 1,704,528 cumulative cases.
So far, there have been 33,101 deaths statewide (468 this week).
So far, 15,139,743 doses of vaccine have been administered in PA (390,370 this week).
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 47,916,623 total cases. There have been 100,636 new cases in the last 24 hours, and 659,865 cases in the last 7 days.
The total number of deaths in the US is 773,779, with 1,504 in the last 24 hours.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 12,959 positive cases (up 760 since last week), with 217 deaths (up 13 from last week).
McKean County has 5,746 total positive cases (up 150) and 102 deaths (up five).
Venango County has 7,772 total positive cases (up 470) and 162 deaths (up six).
Warren County has 4,961 total positive cases (up 255), and 149 deaths (up four).