Erie County reports 62 new positive cases of COVID-19; cumulative total is 16,712; 1 additional death
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2021
Melissa J. Dixon
Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce 62 new positive cases of COVID-19 and one additional death have been reported in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 16.
The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County since March is 16,712, with 427 total deaths reported in NEDSS. Updated data can be found on the chart on the “Positive Cases in Erie County” page on eriecountypa.gov.
Of the cumulative cases, 53% are female and 47% are male. The breakdown of cumulative cases by race/ethnicity is as follows:
- 52% White residents
- 7% African American/Black residents
- 2% Asian residents
- 1% Other
- 38% Unknown
Three percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 36% are not Hispanic; and 61% are unknown.
The age breakdown of the cumulative cases looks like this:
- 1% are ages 0-4
- 1% are ages 5-9
- 8% are ages 10-18
- 12% are ages 19-24
- 38% are ages 25-49
- 22% are ages 50-64
- 18% are ages 65 and older
Note: Percent values of each breakdown may not total 100 due to rounding.
As of this morning, there were 34 total COVID-19 hospitalizations with three people on ventilators in Erie County.
The age, race and gender report, a seven-day daily case count breakdown and zone map data, the map of cumulative cases by zone, and the wastewater report can be found on eriecountypa.gov. (Refresh each page to see most recent update.)
All residents are reminded to wear a mask over 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, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to take the safe choices pledge at eriecountypa.gov.
All questions related to COVID-19 should be directed to Erie County Department of Health at 814-451-6700 or email@example.com.