Union City Covid-19 Update


Union City Covid-19 Update

By Chris Lash


Erie County health officials believe that COVID-19 cases could “double or triple” after the county moves into the yellow phase of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 reopening plan.

The county will enter the yellow phase on Friday when many retail businesses will be permitted to reopen, under certain guidelines.

But with social distancing, stay at home orders, and masks to protect, the virus has not infected anyone in Union City, or surrounding communities.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health again released data on the number of positive, probable and negative coronavirus (COVID-19) cases by ZIP code. In Union City again, there are zero positive cases, and 50 tests have been conducted. In Corry, no positive cases with 71 tests, and Waterford, also zero positive tests, with 63 tests having been conducted.

Nine new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County, raising the total number of cases to 104, County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper said Thursday. This is the county’s largest single-day increase in positive cases, and it comes today, when the county’s stay-at-home order is set to be lifted.

Three of the new cases are in their 20s, two are in their 30s, two are in their 40s, one is in their 50s and the last is a teenager.

Three live in zone 1, two in zone 2, one in zone 3 and three in zone 5 on a map showing Erie County’s positive cases. Union City, Corry and Waterford, are all in zone 4.