Based on the information found on state and county’s COVID-19 website and the Commissioner’s Wednesday afternoon briefing, here is a snapshot of the spread of coronavirus across Montgomery County, the Delaware Valley and Pennsylvania.
Since the county’s last update Wednesday afternoon, Montgomery County reports 123 new COVID-19 positive cases, up from the 44 new cases reported Tuesday.
The 123 new cases, 75 of which were females, came from 25 municipalities and range in age from 1 to 103 years-old.
The new positive cases brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 4,734 countywide.
Of those 4,734 confirmed cases, 2,459 are females, 2,241 are males.
The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 55.6 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.
Fourteen of the county’s 62 municipalities – Lower Merion (393), Springfield (385), Cheltenham (369), Abington (328), Norristown (308), Lower Providence (299), Upper Moreland (159), Upper Providence (159), Horsham (126), Whitemarsh (116), Hatfield Township (116), Upper Merion (110), Montgomeryville (109), and Lansdale (100) have 100 or more cases and collectively account for 65% of the positive coronavirus cases countywide..
|Municipality||# of Total Cases (Deaths)|
|East Norriton||95 (3)|
|Hatfield Township||116 (2)|
|Lower Gwynedd||102 (14)|
|Lower Merion||393 (36)|
|Lower Moreland||83 (4)|
|Lower Providence||299 (3)|
|Lower Salford||48 (1)|
|Plymouth Township||84 (4)|
|Upper Dublin||99 (9)|
|Upper Gwynedd||82 (31)|
|Upper Merion||110 (9)|
|Upper Moreland||159 (10)|
|Upper Providence||156 (32)|
.Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.7.2020
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 123 new COVID-19 cases reported by the county Wednesday afternoon, 77 were residents or staff members of a long-term care facility.
Twentysix new coronavirus related death of individuals ranging in age from 62 to 102 years-old were reported in Montgomery County on Wednesday.
Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.7.2020
Three hundred and one (79.4%) of Montgomery County’s 379 COVID-19 deaths were of individuals residing in 12 municipalities; Springfield Township (64), Lower Merion (36), Upper Providence (32), Upper Gwynedd Township (31), Abington (28), Cheltenham (24), Norristown (23), Horsham (15), Lower Gwynedd (14), Montgomeryville (13), Montgomeryville (13), Whitemarsh (11) and Upper Moreland (10).
The county’s COVID-19 death toll of 379 is 12.2% of the 3,106 deaths attributed to the coronavirus statewide.
The County’s 4,734 COVID-19 cases represent 9.1-percent of the 51,845 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)|
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- Tuesday (May 5th)
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- Friday (May 1st)
- Thursday (April 30th)
- Wednesday (April 29th)
- Tuesday (April 28th)
- Monday (April 27th)