The Erie County Health Department has provided the latest public health update regarding COVID-19.
From August 16 to August 22, 437 cases were reported with an average of 62.4 cases.
The new case numbers reflect only reported cases and are not a specific indicator or actual number of cases in Erie County.
In the same time frame, the Department of Health has reported four COVID-related deaths. This brings the total number of deaths for 2022 to 137.
1762 vaccines and boosters were administered. This brings the total number of people vaccinated to 184,558.
Find vaccines near you
- text ZIP code to 438829
- visit vaccines.gov
- call 1-800-232-0233
For a list of local vaccination sites, visit eriecountypa.gov/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine
For a list of local locations offering free testing, visit eriecountypa.gov/covid-19/covid-19-testing-information
According to the health department, the benefit of vaccination is that it helps the body prevent serious illness and reduces the likelihood of needing hospitalization.
Boosters extend the effectiveness of vaccines against COVID-19 and help protect against variants. Based on data from Erie County, those who have grown are:
- 7 times less likely to get infected with COVID-19
- 14 times less likely to die from COVID-19
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If you have concerns or questions about vaccines, ask your health care professional or contact the Erie County Health Department at 814-451-6700.