Erie County reports 12 new positive cases of COVID-19 for cumulative total of 691


Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 12 new positive cases of COVID-19 and one new death have been reported in Erie County as of 12:01 a.m. on July 8.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County is 691, with 539 recovered cases, 137 active cases, 12,664 negatives and 15 deaths.

Updated data can be found on the chart on the “Positive Cases in Erie County” page on

Of the cumulative cases, 58% are female and 42% are male. The breakdown of cases by race/ethnicity is as follows:

  • 49% White residents
  • 33% African American/Black residents
  • 5% Asian residents
  • 2% Other
  • 11% Unknown

Ten percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 76% are not Hispanic; and 14% are unknown.

The age breakdown of the cumulative cases looks like this:

  • 4% are ages 0-4
  • 2% are ages 5-9
  • 5% are ages 10-18
  • 15% are ages 19-24
  • 42% are ages 25-49
  • 19% are ages 50-64
  • 13% are ages 65 and older

Note: Percent values of each breakdown may not total 100 due to rounding.

“I know people appreciate the reporting of these stats, and we are hopeful that we will have more robust reporting systems and overall effectiveness in the future,” Dahlkemper said. “I am proud to share that three epidemiologists from the CDC arrived at the Erie County Department of Health this past Monday to assist our local health department. I look forward to sharing the results of their assistance in a few weeks.”

David George, supervisor of environmental health services at the Erie County Department of Health, joined the County Executive today to provide an update on face coverings, sports activities and the travel quarantine statement from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Consistent with Wednesday updates, the County Executive reminds everyone to complete the 2020 Census.

Erie County is at 70% completion, and the City of Erie is at 61%. Residents can visit or call 844-330-2020 to complete the census.

All questions related to COVID-19 symptoms and enforcement should be directed to Erie County Department of Health at 814-451-6700 or

For more information related to COVID-19 including fact sheets, business resources, family resources, videos, translations, guidance and more, visit and the social media accounts for Erie County, Pa., and Erie County Department of Health.


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