Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the county health department report 462 new cases of COVID-19 Friday.

The health department says Erie County had a daily positivity rate of 5.5%, a big drop from 9.9% reported on Wednesday.

County health officials also reported a seven-day average of 7%, down slightly from 7.1% reported the day before.

This brings the total case number to 24,543 in the county since the start of the pandemic.