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Erie County Department of Health provides COVID-19 public health update


According to a county press release,

Erie County Department of Health provides a public health update on COVID-19 in the county. The community is welcome to contact the Erie County Department of Health for guidance. 

For details on how to stay up to date on vaccines, isolation and quarantine, preventing spread of COVID-19 in business establishments and events, and other information, contact or 814-451-6700. 

Cases and data week of April 11 Monday to 17 Sunday,  There were 93 cases reported, with a daily average of 13 cases.  There was 1 death reported with date of death in the first week of April 2022, increasing the total death count to 797.  The total unvaccinated death count remains at 655, which is 82% of the total deaths (797). 

The benefit of vaccination is that it helps the body prevent severe illness and lessens the likelihood of needing hospitalization. If having concerns or questions about vaccines, approach healthcare professionals or contact the Erie County Department of Health at 814-451-6700 for facts and answers. 

Free vaccines are available for residents of Erie County ages 5 years and older. 

For list of local vaccination sites, visit