Based on the information found on state and county’s COVID-19 website and the Commissioner’s Thursday 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 Thursday morning, Montgomery County reported 159 new COVID-19 cases, down from the 173 new cases reported Wednesday.
Thursday’s update includes 5 inmates of the county correctional facility reporting positive COVID-19 cases.
The 159 new cases, 84 of which were females, came from 37 municipalities and range in age from 1-month to 98 years-old.
The new positive cases brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 4,192 countywide.
Of those 4,192 confirmed cases, 1,996 are male, 2,163 are female.
The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 54.1 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 (355), Springfield (346), Cheltenham (320), Abington (299), Lower Providence (272), Norristown (255), Upper Moreland (150), Upper Providence (140), Horsham (116), Whitemarsh (111), Montgomeryville (107), Hatfield Township (104) and Upper Merion (100) have 100 or more cases and collectively account for 2,675 (64.1%) of the positive coronavirus cases countywide.
|Municipality||# of Total Cases (Deaths)|
|East Norriton||86 (3)|
|Hatfield Township||104 (2)|
|Lower Gwynedd||78 (11)|
|Lower Merion||355 (16)|
|Lower Moreland||76 (4)|
|Lower Providence||272 (1)|
|Plymouth Township||80 (3)|
|Upper Dublin||93 (7)|
|Upper Gwynedd||77 (30)|
|Upper Merion||100 (9)|
|Upper Moreland||150 (6)|
|Upper Providence||140 (31)|
.Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.1.2020
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 1,563 cases reported at 90 of these centers through Thursday morning, 1,114 were residents and the balance, 449 cases, were of staff members of the long-term care facility.
Thirty one new coronavirus related death of individuals ranging in age from 59 to 96 years-old were reported in Montgomery County on Thursday, the highest single-day death toll in the eight weeks the county has been tracking and reporting coronavirus cases and deaths.
Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.1.2020
One hundred eighty nine (81.2%) of Montgomery County’s 275 COVID-19 deaths are in eleven municipalities; Springfield Township (53), Upper Providence (31), Upper Gwynedd Township (30), Abington (22), Lower Merion (16), Horsham (15), Norristown (12), Cheltenham (11), Lower Gwynedd (11), Montgomeryville (11) and Whitemarsh (10).
The county’s COVID-19 death toll of 275 is 12% of the 2,292 deaths attributed to the coronavirus statewide.
The County’s 4,192 COVID-19 cases represent 9.2-percent of the 45,763 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 12,297 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||2,698 (117)|
|Bucks County||2,870 (205)|
|Delaware County||3,696 (235)|
|Lehigh County||2,796 (74)|
|Philadelphia County||12,297 (424)|
|Lancaster County||1,764 (104)|
|Chester County||1,375 (111)|
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