Erie County reports 17 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative total is 1,826


Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 13.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County since March is 1,826, with 173 active cases, 1,600 recovered cases, 30,897 negatives and 53 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, 56% are female and 44% are male.

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

  • 65% White residents
  • 18% African American/Black residents
  • 7% Asian residents
  • 2% Other
  • 7% Unknown

Six percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 82% are not Hispanic; and 12% are unknown.

The age breakdown of the cumulative cases looks like this:

  • 3% are ages 0-4
  • 2% are ages 5-9
  • 8% are ages 10-18
  • 18% are ages 19-24
  • 35% are ages 25-49
  • 18% are ages 50-64
  • 16% are ages 65 and older

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

In the last week alone, 34% of the cases are ages 25-49.

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 today to provide an update on efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Carl J. Anderson III, chair of the Erie County Election Board, also joined her today to share an update on the safety measures in place at the polls.

Consistent with Wednesday updates, the County Executive reminds everyone to complete the 2020 Census – before 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16. All mailed-in responses must be postmarked by Oct. 15.

Erie County is at 73% completion, and the City of Erie is at 65%. Residents can visit or call 844-330-2020 to complete the census. Completing the census is fast, safe and easy.

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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