Montgomery County May 16th COVID-19 Update

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

On Friday, Montgomery County reported 120 new COVID-19 positive cases ranging in age from 10- to 104-years-old.

Read the May 14th Montgomery County COVID-19 update here.

The 120 new cases, 72 of which were females, came from 32 municipalities.

Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.16.2020

The new positive cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 5,642 countywide, 2,968 of which are females, 2,636 are males.

The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 56.1 years-old with the youngest patient being a 1-month-old baby and a 110-year-old Abington man, the oldest.

Seventeen of the county’s 62 municipalities (27.4%) – Norristown (473), Lower Merion (472), Cheltenham (452), Springfield (440), Abington (376), Lower Providence (319), Montgomeryville (185), Upper Moreland (174), Upper Providence (170), Lansdale (145), Upper Dublin (139), Horsham (129), Whitemarsh (129), Upper Merion (129), Hatfield Township (122), Lower Gwynedd (122), and East Norriton (122) have 100 or more cases and collectively account for 72.6% of the positive coronavirus cases countywide..

Municipality # of Total Cases (Deaths)
Abington 376 (34)
Ambler 91 (11)
Bridgeport 25 (1)
Bryn Athyns 2
Cheltenham 452 (28)
Collegeville 11
Conshohocken 32
Douglass 26 (1)
East Greenville 11
East Norriton 122 (5)
Franconia 67 (7)
Green Lane 3
Hatfield Borough 20
Hatfield Township 122 (2)
Hatboro 19 (1)
Horsham 129 (18)
Jenkintown 27
Lansdale 145 (9)
Limerick 58
Lower Frederick 12
Lower Gwynedd 122 (18)
Lower Merion 472 (48)
Lower Moreland 94 (6)
Lower Pottsgrove 37
Lower Providence 319 (4)
Lower Salford 55 (1)
Marlborough 6
Montgomeryville 185 (25)
Narberth 16
New Hanover 27
North Wales 11
Norristown 473 (28)
Pennsburg 3
Perkiomen 31
Plymouth Township 89 (5)
Pottstown 97 (2)
Rockledge 14 (1)
Red Hill 5
Royersford 17
Salford 10
Schwenksville 8
Skippack 52 (5)
Souderton 63
Springfield 440 (69)
Telford 26
Towamencin 90 (10)
Trappe 15 (1)
Upper Dublin 139 (11)
Upper Frederick 5
Upper Gwynedd 92 (31)
Upper Hanover 15
Upper Merion 129 (10)
Upper Moreland 174 (12)
Upper Pottsgrove 16 (1)
Upper Providence 170 (43)
Upper Salford 6
West Conshohocken 8
West Norriton 76 (1)
West Pottsgrove 15
Whitemarsh 129 (13)
Whitpain 98 (4)
Worcester 35 (1)
Total 5,636 (467)

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Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.16.2020

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 120 new COVID-19 cases reported by the county Friday afternoon, 36 were residents of one of the 94 long-term care facilities in the county reporting at least one CIVID-19 case.

The 36 new cases bring the total number of long-term care facility cases to 2,229, 1,634 of which are residents and the remaining 595 cases are individuals who work at a long-term care facility in the county.

Thirteen new coronavirus related death of individuals ranging in age from 59- to 104-years-old were reported in Montgomery County Friday. The new deaths bring the total COVID-19 death toll countywide to 467 individuals.

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Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.16.2020

Four hundred and nine (88%) of Montgomery County’s 467 COVID-19 deaths were of individuals residing in 26-percent (16) municipalities; Springfield Township (69), Lower Merion (48), Upper Providence (43), Abington (34), Upper Gwynedd (31), Cheltenham (28), Norristown (28), Montgomeryville (25), Horsham (18), Lower Gwynedd (18), Whitemarsh (13), Upper Moreland (12), Upper Dublin (11), Ambler (11), Towamencin (10) and Upper Merion (10).

Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.16.2020

The county’s COVID-19 death toll of 467 is 10.8% of the 4,342 deaths attributed to the coronavirus statewide.

The County’s 5,642 COVID-19 cases represent 9.3-percent of the 60,622 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania.

By comparison, as of noon Friday when the state updated their coronavirus case count, with the exception of Philadelphia County with 15,835 COVID-19 positive cases and 1,004 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 3,593 (207)
Bucks County 4,325 (410)
Delaware County 5,409 (466)
Lehigh County 3,396 (136)
Philadelphia County 15,835 (1,004)
Lancaster County 2,428 (186)
Chester County 2,060 (218)

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health – last update 5.16.2020

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