Montgomery County COVID-19 May 6th Update

Ken Knickerbocker
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Based on the information found on state and county’s COVID-19 website and the Commissioner’s Tuesday afternoon press conference, here is a snapshot of the spread of coronavirus across Montgomery County, the Delaware Valley and Pennsylvania.

Since the county’s last update Monday afternoon, Montgomery County reports 44 new COVID-19 positive cases.

Read Tuesday’s Montgomery County COVID-19 update here.

The 44 new cases, 25 of which were males, came from 26 municipalities and range in age from 1 to 96 years-old.

The new positive cases brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 4,611 countywide.

Of those 4,611 confirmed cases, 2,385 are females, 2,192 are males.

The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 55.4 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.

Thirteen of the county’s 62 municipalities – Lower Merion (381), Springfield (368), Cheltenham (356), Abington (327), Norristown (297), Lower Providence (295), Upper Moreland (159), Upper Providence (156), Horsham (126), Whitemarsh (116), Hatfield Township (116), Montgomeryville (109), and Upper Merion (110) have 100 or more cases and collectively account for 63.2% of the positive coronavirus cases countywide..

Municipality # of Total Cases (Deaths)
Abington 327 (26)
Ambler 84 (9)
Bridgeport 17 (1)
Bryn Athyns 0
Cheltenham 356 (23)
Collegeville 10
Conshohocken 29
Douglass 24 (1)
East Greenville 11
East Norriton 92 (3)
Franconia 56 (7)
Green Lane 3
Hatfield Borough 19
Hatfield Township 116 (2)
Hatboro 18 (1)
Horsham 126 (15)
Jenkintown 25
Lansdale 98 (5)
Limerick 48
Lower Frederick 9
Lower Gwynedd 99 (11)
Lower Merion 381 (32)
Lower Moreland 81 (4)
Lower Pottsgrove 33
Lower Providence 295 (3)
Lower Salford 47 (1)
Marlborough 6
Montgomeryville 109 (13)
Narberth 15
New Hanover 27
North Wales 10
Norristown 297 (23)
Pennsburg 2
Perkiomen 26
Plymouth Township 84 (4)
Pottstown 77
Rockledge 10 (1)
Red Hill 4
Royersford 17
Salford 10
Schwenksville 7
Skippack 43 (4)
Souderton 55
Springfield 368 (54)
Telford 24
Towamincin 58 (5)
Trappe 15 (1)
Upper Dublin 98 (9)
Upper Frederick 5
Upper Gwynedd 82 (31)
Upper Hanover 15
Upper Merion 110 (9)
Upper Moreland 159 (9)
Upper Pottsgrove 12
Upper Providence 156 (32)
Upper Salford 6
West Conshohocken 4
West Norriton 52
West Pottsgrove 13
Whitemarsh 116 (11)
Whitpain 81 (2)
Worcester 31 (1)
Total 4,610 (353)

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.Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.6.2020

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 44 new COVID-19 cases reported by the county Tuesday afternoon, 7 were residents or staff members of a long-term care facility.

Thirtynine new coronavirus related death of individuals ranging in age from 36 to 99 years-old were reported in Montgomery County on Tuesday. The uptick in daily deaths reported include 16 individuals who died in April but whose deaths were not previously reported.

Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.6.2020

Two hundred and seventy one (76.8%) of Montgomery County’s 353 COVID-19 deaths were of individuals residing in 11 municipalities; Springfield Township (54), Upper Providence (32), Lower Merion (32), Upper Gwynedd Township (31), Abington (26), Cheltenham (23), Norristown (23), Horsham (15), Montgomeryville (13), Lower Gwynedd (11), Montgomeryville (13) and Whitemarsh (11).

The county’s COVID-19 death toll of 353 is 11.7% of the 3,012 deaths attributed to the coronavirus statewide.

The County’s 4,610 COVID-19 cases represent 9-percent of the 50,957 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania.

By comparison, as of noon Wednesday when the state updated their coronavirus case count, with the exception of Philadelphia County with 13,742 COVID-19 positive cases and 625 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 3,048 (148)
Bucks County 3,508 (304)
Delaware County 4,269 (318)
Lehigh County 3,063 (102)
Philadelphia County 13,742 (625)
Lancaster County 2,041 (145)
Chester County 1,636 (156)

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health – last update 5.7.2020

Get the latest Montgomery County’s coronavirus news every morning on MONTCO Today.

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