Erie County reports 8 new positive cases of COVID-19 for cumulative total of 813


Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie County Department of Health announce eight new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County as of 12:01 a.m. on July 22.

The total cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Erie County is 813, with 670 recovered cases, 128 active cases, 15,581 negatives and 15 deaths.

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

Of the cumulative cases, 59% are female and 41% are male. The breakdown of cases by race/ethnicity is as follows:

  • 56% White residents
  • 29% African American/Black residents
  • 6% Asian residents
  • 3% Other
  • 7% Unknown

Nine percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 82% are not Hispanic; and 9% 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
  • 40% are ages 25-49
  • 19% are ages 50-64
  • 13% are ages 65 and older

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

David George, supervisor of environmental health services at the Erie County Department of Health, joined the County Executive today to provide an update on the latest mitigation efforts, the travel quarantine and mask-wearing.

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

Erie County is at 70% completion, and the City of Erie is at 61%. Residents can visit or call 844-330-2020 to complete the census.

Households who have not responded to the 2020 Census can expect to see an additional reminder postcard in their mail this week.

Census workers will be available in Perry Square on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as at Edinboro’s “Movie Under the Stars” event on Thursday. These events are weather permitting.

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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