WATCH LIVE: Erie County reports 259 new cases of COVID-19 & 4 new deaths; highest one-day count since Dec. 2020


The Erie County Department of Health is reporting a total of 259 new cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths as of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 9.

According to Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, this was the highest recorded total in a single day in the county since December 2020.

This addition brings the cumulative reported total in the county since March 2020 to 31,329 with 556 total deaths reported in NEDSS.

Over the last week, excluding the deaths reported on Wednesday, Erie County reported 14 deaths from COVID-19, ranging in age from 40 to 94. 12 individuals were not vaccinated, one was partially vaccinated and the last person was fully-vaccinated but lived in a long-term care facility.

Masking Order

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

A mask mandate is currently in place for all K-12 schools in the state. On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf announced he plans to lift the statewide mask mandate and allow local school districts to decide their own masking policies on Jan. 17, 2022.

Get Vaccinated

Find vaccines near you:

  • text your ZIP Code to 438829
  • visit
  • call 1-800-232-0233

Breakthrough Cases

According to the Erie County Department of Health, the total number of vaccinated people who contracted COVID-19 in October was 143 out of the 139,988 total vaccinations issued. As of Nov. 5, Erie County’s vaccination rate among individuals 12 and older is 63.4 percent.

Get Tested

For the full schedule of upcoming mobile testing clinics and other testing sites, click HERE.

Where you can get tested:

  • Thursday, Nov. 11, 5 to 8 p.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Parish Banquet & Conference Center, 1001 Main St. East, Girard

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