Erie County reports 32 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative case total is 20,766


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT:
Walter Ang
Communications Specialist, Erie County Department of Health
wang@eriecountypa.gov

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 32 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on May 17.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County since March 2020 is 20,766 with 465 deaths reported in the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS). Currently there are 1,023 active cases in Erie County, and 19,278 cases have recovered and been released from isolation, using the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s estimations.

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

The next press briefing will take place Wednesday, May 19, at 3 p.m. Note: The last regular weekly COVID-19 press briefing will take place Wednesday, May 26.

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 6-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 should be directed to Erie County Department of Health at 814-451-6700 or ecdhinfo@eriecountypa.gov.

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