Record 259 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in a Single Day
1,238 new cases this week, as totals swell to year-high numbers
In the last week, there have been 1,238 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Erie County According to the PA Department of Health, with 911 new cases reported the previous week, 867 the week prior, and 894 the week before that.
The number of cumulative cases in Erie County is now 31,329. The PA Health Department has the total number of COVID-19 deaths at 507 (up 12 from last week), while the Erie County Department of Health lists a total of 556 (up 14, with more recent data).
Today, the Erie County Department of Health announced that there were 259 new cases of COVID-19 reported in a 24-hour period. For two days in a row now, we have seen the highest single-day total we have seen since Dec. 12, 2020. Yesterday, there were 254 cases reported.
As of now, there are 140,518 Erie County residents who have been fully vaccinated, with 15,434 having received their first dose, and 29,407 who have received a booster shot.
Over the last seven days, there has been an average of nearly 177 cases per day (a per-day increase of more than 46).
Wednesday, Nov. 3 - 165
Thursday, Nov. 4 - 182
Friday, Nov. 5 - 199
Saturday, Nov. 6 - 147
Sunday, Nov. 7 - 150
Monday, Nov. 8 - 141
Tuesday, Nov. 9 - 254
(Tuesday-to-Tuesday) Weekly Total: 1,238
(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 5,269 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 1,608,022 cumulative cases.
So far, there have been 31,188 deaths statewide (523 this week).
So far, 14,361,302 doses of vaccine have been administered in PA (351,405 this week).
According to the CDC, the US has a total of 46,626,034 total cases. There have been 81,184 new cases in the last 24 hours, and 522,093 cases in the last 7 days.
The total number of deaths in the US is 755,201, with 1,561 in the last 24 hours.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 11,589 positive cases (up 402 since last week), with 197 deaths (up four).
McKean County has 5,388 total positive cases (up 136) and 96 deaths (up two).
Venango County has 6,816 total positive cases (up 263) and 150 deaths (up five).
Warren County has 4,436 total positive cases (up 237), and 141 deaths (up nine).