WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com — The Erie County Department of Health is reporting 124 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 new deaths reported in Erie County on Dec. 14.

This brings the total case count to 38,818 since March 2020. The total deaths are now at 636.

Wednesday was the final COVID-19 press briefing for Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper.

Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Erie County in March of 2020, Dahlkemper has held frequent press conferences to address the pandemic locally. At that time, Dahlkemper and Erie County Health Department officials decided the public should be informed about the number of cases and ways to stay safe.

Importance of testing

People can get tested for free at:

  • Thursday, Dec. 16, 4 to 7 p.m. at Mill Village Fire Department, 14408 N. Main St., Waterford

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