Coronavirus: Erie County reports 13 new deaths from COVID-19

Coronavirus

The Erie County Department of Health is reporting 214 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 13 new deaths, as of Dec. 7.

The cumulative total in the county now stands at 37,491, with 615 total deaths.

According to the Health Department, the public is strongly discouraged from hosting or attending gatherings if positive for COVID-19, exhibiting its symptoms or have been in close contact with anyone who has contracted the virus.

Get Vaccinated

A free COVID-19 vaccination clinic is available:

  • Friday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glenwood YMCA 3727 Cherry St, Erie

For schedule of local vaccination sites, click HERE.

Find vaccines near you:

  • text ZIP Code to 438829
  • visit vaccines.gov
  • call 1-800-232-0233

Get Tested

Free COVID-19 testing is currently available:

  • Thursday, Dec. 9, 4 to 7 p.m. at Greene Township Municipal Building, 9333 Tate Rd., Erie

Masking

The CDC recommends everyone wear masks indoors in areas with substantial to high transmission rates. All Pennsylvania counties are currently listed as having high transmission rates.

A universal indoor masking order for all public and private pre-schools, primary and secondary schools in Erie County is in effect until further notice. A copy of the order can be found HERE.

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