Erie County reports 4 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative total is 1,439

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2020

Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce four new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 15.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County since March is 1,439, with 35 active cases, 1,356 recovered cases, 25,484 negatives and 48 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, 58% are female and 42% are male.

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

  • 63% White residents
  • 21% African American/Black residents
  • 7% Asian residents
  • 2% Other
  • 6% Unknown

Seven percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 83% are not Hispanic; and 10% 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
  • 16% are ages 19-24
  • 37% are ages 25-49
  • 18% are ages 50-64
  • 18% are ages 65 and older

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

The age, race and gender report and the map (refresh page) of cumulative cases by zone can now be found on

Melissa Lyon, director of the Erie County Department of Health, joined the County Executive today to provide an update on data reporting.

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

Erie County is at 72% completion, and the City of Erie is at 64%. Residents can visit or call 844-330-2020 to complete the census.

Households who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census may have received an additional paper copy of the questionnaire. These must be postmarked by Sept. 30 in order to be counted prior to the Census Bureau’s deadline.

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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