Watch: Erie County reports 225 new cases of COVID-19 cases & 5 deaths

Coronavirus

The Erie County Department of Health is reporting 225 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths in Erie County as of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 23.

This brings the cumulative total in the county since March 2020 to 34,725, with 587 total deaths.

Erie County’s Department of Health has also reported two new reinfections, making a cumulative total of 298 cases of people who have been infected by COVID-19 multiple times.

Free COVID vaccinations are available for Erie County residents 5 and older.

Find vaccines near you:

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

Get tested for COVID-19

To get a free COVID-19 test:

  • Monday, Nov 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Presque Isle Down and Casino, 8199 Perry Highway, Erie

Masking

To protect the health of students, educators and personnel in schools and their families, the universal indoor masking order for all public and private pre-schools, primary and secondary schools in Erie County is staying in effect until further notice. A copy of the order can be found HERE.

“Our goal is continuous in-person learning for Erie County students,” said Dahlkemper. “We know in-person instruction has the best outcomes academically and economically for most families. Masking in schools has been shown to reduce the need for quarantine and isolation, allowing our students to attend school with less interruption.”

Currently, all counties in Pennsylvania are classified as having a high transmission rate.

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.

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