Erie County reports 58 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative case total is 16,770; 1 additional death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2021

Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 58 new positive cases of COVID-19 and one additional death have been reported in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 17.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County is 16,770, with 428 deaths (reported in NEDSS).

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.

Take the safe choices pledge at

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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