Erie County reports 16 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative total cases is 21,041; 2 additional deaths


Walter Ang

Erie, PA — County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 16 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths have been reported in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on May 31.

Data from the holiday weekend:

Day Positive cases reported
11:59 p.m. on May 28 22
11:59 p.m. on May 29 18
11:59 p.m. on May 30 10


The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County since March 2020 is 21,041, with 471 total deaths, as reported in the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS). Currently there are 739 active cases in Erie County, and 19,831 cases have recovered and been released from isolation, using Pennsylvania Department of Health’s estimations. This information can be found at

The Erie County Department of Health reminds the public that unvaccinated community members risk contracting COVID-19 and, if positive for it and even without exhibiting symptoms, can infect their less healthy and under-immunized loved ones.

Being tested can help determine if someone is positive for COVID-19. Free testing clinics are available and open to the public this week. No insurance is needed and walk-ins are welcome.

  • Thursday, June 3: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mercyhurst North East, 16 West Division St.
  • Saturday, June 5: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Presque Isle Downs & Casino, 8199 Perry Highway

All unvaccinated residents are reminded to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when near anyone who does not live inside their home, keep a six-foot distance from others, stay home when feeling ill, wash hands frequently, and limit activities outside of their homes.

All questions related to COVID-19 may be directed to Erie County Department of Health at 814-451-6700 or


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