Erie County reports 45 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative case total is 20,257


Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 45 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on May 3.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County since March 2020 is 20,257, with 462 deaths (reported in NEDSS). Currently there are 1,252 active cases in Erie County, and 18,543 cases have recovered and been released from isolation, using the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s estimations.

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

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, May 5, 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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