The Erie County Department of Health is reporting 38 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of 11:59 p.m. on May 4.
The cumulative total in the county since March 2020 now stands at 20,295, with 462 total deaths reported in NEDSS.
Of the cumulative cases, 52% are female and 48% are male.
The breakdown of cumulative cases by race/ethnicity is as follows:
55% White residents
7% African American/Black residents
2% Asian residents
Three percent of the cases are Hispanic, of any race; 38% are not Hispanic; and 59% are unknown.
The age breakdown of the cumulative cases looks like this:
1% are ages 0-4
2% are ages 5-9
9% are ages 10-18
12% are ages 19-24
38% are ages 25-49
21% are ages 50-64
17% are ages 65 and older
Note: Percent values of each breakdown may not total 100 due to rounding.
There are 20 current COVID-19 hospitalizations, with three people on ventilators in Erie County.
During today’s press briefing, Melissa Lyon, director of the Erie County Department of Health, provided an update on vaccination, testing, outbreaks and masking.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
John DiMattio, director of the Erie County Department of Human Services, and Dr. Mary Anne Albaugh, medical director at the Erie County Department of Human Services Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities, provided updates today on mental health and the highly skilled network of service providers in our Erie County Human Services system https://eriecountypa.gov/covid-19/mentalhealth-awareness/.