Erie County reports 6 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative total is 478


Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce six new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County as of 12:01 a.m. on June 17.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County is 478, with 317 recovered cases, 152 active cases, 7,873 negatives and nine deaths.

Updated data can be found on the chart on the “Positive Cases in Erie County” page on

Of the cumulative cases, 55% are female and 45% are male. The breakdown of cases by race/ethnicity is as follows:

  • 50% White residents
  • 35% African American/Black residents
  • 5% Asian residents
  • 2% Multiracial residents
  • 2% Other
  • 5% Unknown

Eleven percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 81% are not Hispanic; and 8% are unknown.

The age breakdown of the cumulative cases looks like this:

  • 3% are ages 0-4
  • 1% are ages 5-9
  • 6% are ages 10-18
  • 14% are ages 19-24
  • 44% are ages 25-49
  • 22% are ages 50-64
  • 10% are ages 65 and older
  • Note: Percent values may not total 100 due to rounding.

A list of public testing sites – including Millcreek Township Urgent Care Center, Rite Aid, Walmart and CVS – has been added to the “Community Health Interest” page on

Melissa Lyon, director of the Erie County Department of Health, joined the County Executive today to provide an update on the staffing of contact tracers and call-takers.

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

Erie County is at 69% completion, and the City of Erie is at 60%. Residents can visit or call 844-330-2020 to complete the census.

All questions related to COVID-19 symptoms and enforcement 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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