Erie County reports 134 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative total is 3,764

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2020

Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 134 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths have been reported in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 17.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County since March is 3,764, with 1,206 active cases, 2,493 recovered cases, 38,861 negatives and 65 deaths reported in NEDSS.

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

As of this morning, there were 64 total hospitalizations and six people on ventilators in Erie County.

Of the cumulative cases, 54% are female and 46% are male.

The breakdown of cumulative cases by race/ethnicity is as follows:

  • 58% White residents
  • 13% African American/Black residents
  • 7% Asian residents
  • 2% Other
  • 20% Unknown

Four percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 65% are not Hispanic; and 31% are unknown.

The age breakdown of the cumulative cases looks like this:

  • 2% are ages 0-4
  • 2% are ages 5-9
  • 9% are ages 10-18
  • 16% are ages 19-24
  • 37% are ages 25-49
  • 19% are ages 50-64
  • 16% 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 of cumulative cases by zone, and an explanation of COVID-19 and our wastewater can be found on (Refresh each page to see most recent update.)

Melissa Lyon, director of the Erie County Department of Health, joined the County Executive via Zoom to share an update on isolation and quarantine, and sporting events. Dr. Howard A. Nadworny, infectious disease physician and a consultant for the Erie County Department of Health, also provided an update on the importance of wearing masks, social distancing and taking personal responsibility.

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


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