Erie County reports 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 for cumulative total of 1,143


Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 and one new death have been reported in Erie County as of 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 12.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County since March is 1,143, with 223 active cases, 892 recovered cases, 19,738 negatives and 28 deaths recorded 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:

  • 57% White residents
  • 23% African American/Black residents
  • 7% Asian residents
  • 3% Other
  • 11% Unknown

Eight percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 77% are not Hispanic; and 14% are unknown.

The age breakdown of the cumulative cases looks like this:

  • 3% are ages 0-4
  • 2% are ages 5-9
  • 6% are ages 10-18
  • 15% are ages 19-24
  • 37% 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.

David George, supervisor of environmental health services at the Erie County Department of Health, joined the County Executive today to provide an update on mitigation tactics for educational institutions.

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

Erie County is at 71% completion, and the City of Erie is at 62%. Residents can visit or call 844-330-2020 to complete the census.

U.S. Census Bureau employees are now visiting households who have not responded to the 2020 Census.

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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