Montgomery County COVID-19 May 8th Update

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Based on the information found on state and county’s COVID-19 website and the Commissioner’s Thursday 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 Thursday afternoon, Montgomery County reports 105 new COVID-19 positive cases, down from the 123 new cases reported Wednesday.

Read the May 7th Montgomery County COVID-19 update here.

The 105 new cases, 59 of which were females, came from 31 municipalities.

The new positive cases brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 4,839 countywide.

Of those 4,839 confirmed cases, 2,518 are females, 2,287 are males.

The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 55.7 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.

Sixteen of the county’s 62 municipalities – Lower Merion (396), Springfield (390), Cheltenham (376), Abington (328), Norristown (326), Lower Providence (302), Upper Moreland (160), Upper Providence (160), Horsham (127), Whitemarsh (119), Hatfield Township (117), Upper Merion (111), Montgomeryville (114), Lower Gwynedd (106), Lansdale (105), and Upper Dublin (101)  have 100 or more cases and collectively account for 68.9% of the positive coronavirus cases countywide..

Municipality # of Total Cases (Deaths)
Abington 345 (28)
Ambler 90 (9)
Bridgeport 20 (1)
Bryn Athyns 0
Cheltenham 376 (27)
Collegeville 10
Conshohocken 30
Douglass 25 (1)
East Greenville 11
East Norriton 97 (3)
Franconia 57 (7)
Green Lane 3
Hatfield Borough 19
Hatfield Township 117 (2)
Hatboro 18 (1)
Horsham 127 (16)
Jenkintown 25
Lansdale 105 (7)
Limerick 51
Lower Frederick 9
Lower Gwynedd 106 (14)
Lower Merion 396 (37)
Lower Moreland 86 (6)
Lower Pottsgrove 33
Lower Providence 302 (3)
Lower Salford 49 (1)
Marlborough 6
Montgomeryville 114 (13)
Narberth 16
New Hanover 27
North Wales 11
Norristown 326 (23)
Pennsburg 2
Perkiomen 26
Plymouth Township 84 (4)
Pottstown 83
Rockledge 10 (1)
Red Hill 4
Royersford 17
Salford 10
Schwenksville 7
Skippack 44 (5)
Souderton 58
Springfield 390 (66)
Telford 24
Towamincin 87 (7)
Trappe 15 (1)
Upper Dublin 101 (9)
Upper Frederick 5
Upper Gwynedd 84 (31)
Upper Hanover 15
Upper Merion 111 (10)
Upper Moreland 160 (11)
Upper Pottsgrove 12
Upper Providence 160 (32)
Upper Salford 6
West Conshohocken 7
West Norriton 58
West Pottsgrove 13
Whitemarsh 119 (13)
Whitpain 85 (3)
Worcester 32 (1)
Total 4,839 (393)

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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 Thursday afternoon, 40 were residents or staff members of a long-term care facility.

Fourteen new coronavirus related death of individuals ranging in age from 54 to 93 years-old were reported in Montgomery County on Thursday.

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Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.8.2020

Three hundred and twenty one (81.7%) of Montgomery County’s 393 COVID-19 deaths were of individuals residing in 13 municipalities; Springfield Township (66), Lower Merion (37), Upper Providence (32), Upper Gwynedd Township (31), Abington (28), Cheltenham (27), Norristown (23), Horsham (16), Lower Gwynedd (14), Montgomeryville (13), Whitemarsh (13) Upper Moreland (11), and Upper Merion (10).

Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.8.2020

The county’s COVID-19 death toll of 393 is 11.5% of the 3,416 deaths attributed to the coronavirus statewide.

The County’s 4,839 COVID-19 cases represent 9.1-percent of the 52,915 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania.

By comparison, as of noon Thursday when the state updated their coronavirus case count, with the exception of Philadelphia County with 14,006 COVID-19 positive cases and 698 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 3,095 (168)
Bucks County 3,613 (320)
Delaware County 4,479 (376)
Lehigh County 3,102 (111)
Philadelphia County 14,006 (698)
Lancaster County 2,070 (161)
Chester County 1,673 (167)

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health – last update 5.8.2020

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