Erie County reports 30 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative case total is 16,971

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2021

Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 30 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 21.

Data from the weekend:

Day Positive cases reported
11:59 p.m. on Feb. 19 50
11:59 p.m. on Feb. 20 61


The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County is 16,971, with 432 total deaths (reported in NEDSS).

This information can be found on the chart on the “Positive Cases in Erie County” page at

Today there are 29 total hospitalizations with four people on ventilators in Erie County.

All 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 6-foot distance from others, stay home as much as possible – and definitely when feeling ill, wash hands frequently, and limit activities outside of their homes.

The next press briefing will take place Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m.

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


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