Based on the information found on state and county’s COVID-19 website and the Commissioner’s Wednesday afternoon press conference, here is a snapshot of the spread of coronavirus across Montgomery County, the Delaware Valley and Pennsylvania.
As of 10:00 AM Wednesday morning, Montgomery County reported 173 new COVID-19 cases, down from the 182 new cases reported Tuesday.
Wednesday’s update includes 49 inmates and 3 staff members of the county correctional facility reporting positive COVID-19 cases.
The 173 new cases, 97 of which were males, came from 36 municipalities and range in age from 1 to 95 years-old.
The new positive cases brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 4,037 countywide.
Of those 4,037 confirmed cases, 1,924 are male, 2,080 are female.
The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 55.2 years-old with the youngest patient being a 1-month-old baby and a 110 year-old Abington man, the oldest.
Sixtyone of the county’s 62 municipalities are home to at least one individual with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Only one Montgomery County municipality, Bryn Athyn Borough in the county’s southeast corner, reports zero COVID-19 cases to date.
Twelve of the County’s 62 municipalities – Lower Merion (346), Springfield (330), Cheltenham (306), Abington (287), Lower Providence (264), Norristown (231), Upper Moreland (147), Upper Providence (135), Whitemarsh (104), Horsham (112), Montgomeryville (104), and Hatfield Township (103) account for 2,469 (61.1%) of the positive cases countywide.
|Municipality||# of Total Cases (Deaths)|
|East Norriton||79 (3)|
|Hatfield Township||103 (2)|
|Lower Gwynedd||76 (10)|
|Lower Merion||346 (14)|
|Lower Moreland||74 (4)|
|Plymouth Township||77 (3)|
|Upper Dublin||90 (6)|
|Upper Gwynedd||75 (25)|
|Upper Merion||98 (6)|
|Upper Moreland||147 (6)|
|Upper Providence||135 (30)|
.Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 4.30.2020
The County continues to monitor the 75 Department of Health certified long-term care centers and approximately 550 congregant care facilities across Montgomery County for instances of COVID-19.
Of the 1,489 cases reported at 90 of these centers through Wednesday morning, 1,050 were residents and the balance, 439 cases, were of staff members of the care facility.
Eleven new coronavirus related death of individuals ranging in age from 63 to 92 years-old were reported in Montgomery County on Wednesday.
One hundred eighty nine (77.5%) of Montgomery County’s 233 COVID-19 deaths are in ten municipalities; Springfield Township (42), Upper Providence (30), Upper Gwynedd Township (25), Abington (22), Horsham (14), Lower Merion (14), Cheltenham (11), Norristown (11), Lower Gwynedd (10), and Montgomeryville (10).
The county’s COVID-19 death toll of 244 is 11.1% of the 2,195 deaths attributed to the coronavirus statewide.
The County’s 4,037 COVID-19 cases represent 9.1-percent of the 44,366 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania.
By comparison, as of noon Wednesday when the state updated their coronavirus count, with the exception of Philadelphia County with 11,885 COVID-19 positive cases and 424 deaths, neighboring and surrounding counties all report fewer positive coronavirus cases and deaths than Montgomery County’s tally:
|County||# of Positive Cases (Deaths)|
|Berks County||2,637 (116)|
|Bucks County||2,733 (185)|
|Delaware County||3,691 (224)|
|Lehigh County||2,719 (72)|
|Philadelphia County||11,885 (424)|
|Lancaster County||1,703 (103)|
|Chester County||1,304 (101)|
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