Erie County reports 13 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative total is 1,504

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2020

Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths have been reported in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 22.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County since March is 1,504, with 49 active cases, 1,404 recovered cases, 26,577 negatives and 51 deaths reported in NEDSS.

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:

  • 63% White residents
  • 20% African American/Black residents
  • 8% Asian residents
  • 2% Other
  • 7% Unknown

Seven percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 83% are not Hispanic; and 10% are unknown.

The age breakdown of the cumulative cases looks like this:

  • 3% are ages 0-4
  • 2% are ages 5-9
  • 7% are ages 10-18
  • 16% are ages 19-24
  • 36% are ages 25-49
  • 19% are ages 50-64
  • 18% are ages 65 and older

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

The age, race and gender report, a seven-day daily case count breakdown and zone map data, the map (refresh page) of cumulative cases by zone, and an explanation of COVID-19 and our waste water can now be found on

Also available at is guidance put forth by the CDC for holiday celebrations.

Charlotte Berringer, director of community health services at the Erie County Department of Health, joined the County Executive today to encourage residents to download the new COVID Alert PA app that was launched by the Wolf administration this week. She also reminded everyone who is feeling ill or symptomatic to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying away from others.

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

Erie County is at 73% completion, and the City of Erie is at 64%. Residents can visit or call 844-330-2020 to complete the census. Completing the census is fast, safe and easy.

Households who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census may have received an additional paper copy of the questionnaire. These must be postmarked by Sept. 30 in order to be counted prior to the Census Bureau’s deadline.

All questions related to COVID-19 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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