Montgomery County May 20th COVID-19 Update

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

Since the last update Monday afternoon, 53 new COVID-19 positive cases ranging in age from 14- to 98-years-old were reported in Montgomery County Tuesday afternoon.

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

The 53 new cases, 34 of which were females, came from 27 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 6,015 countywide, 3,182 of which are females, 2,793 are males.

The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 53.9 years-old with the youngest patient being a 1-month-old baby and a 110-year-old Abington man, the oldest.

Twenty-two (35.5%) of the county’s 62 municipalities – Norristown (559), Lower Merion (509), Springfield (463), Cheltenham (460), Abington (387), Lower Providence (327), Upper Moreland (203), Montgomeryville (187), Upper Providence (171), Lansdale (159), Upper Dublin (143), Upper Merion (141), Horsham (133), Whitemarsh (131), Hatfield Township (122), East Norriton (129), Lower Gwynedd (128), Whitpain (104), Pottstown (104), Lower Moreland (101), Towamencin (101) and Upper Gwynedd (100) have 100 or more cases and collectively account for 80.1% of the positive coronavirus cases countywide..

Municipality # of Total Cases (Deaths)
Abington 387 (42)
Ambler 95 (13)
Bridgeport 29 (1)
Bryn Athyn 2
Cheltenham 460 (31)
Collegeville 12
Conshohocken 33
Douglass 28 (1)
East Greenville 11
East Norriton 129 (5)
Franconia 70 (10)
Green Lane 3
Hatfield Borough 22
Hatfield Township 122 (2)
Hatboro 21 (1)
Horsham 133 (21)
Jenkintown 27
Lansdale 159 (10)
Limerick 63
Lower Frederick 13
Lower Gwynedd 128 (22)
Lower Merion 509 (58)
Lower Moreland 101 (7)
Lower Pottsgrove 39
Lower Providence 327 (5)
Lower Salford 59 (1)
Marlborough 8
Montgomeryville 187 (27)
Narberth 16
New Hanover 31
North Wales 11
Norristown 559 (34)
Pennsburg 3
Perkiomen 34
Plymouth Township 96 (5)
Pottstown 104 (2)
Rockledge 15 (1)
Red Hill 5
Royersford 21
Salford 11
Schwenksville 8
Skippack 52 (5)
Souderton 69
Springfield 463 (75)
Telford 27
Towamencin 101 (12)
Trappe 18 (1)
Upper Dublin 143 (14)
Upper Frederick 5
Upper Gwynedd 100 (31)
Upper Hanover 15
Upper Merion 141 (12)
Upper Moreland 203 (15)
Upper Pottsgrove 18 (1)
Upper Providence 171 (46)
Upper Salford 6
West Conshohocken 8 (1)
West Norriton 89 (1)
West Pottsgrove 15
Whitemarsh 131 (16)
Whitpain 104 (5)
Worcester 37 (3)
Total 6,015 (536)

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Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.20.2020

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 53 new COVID-19 cases reported by the county Tuesday afternoon, 10 were residents or staff of one of the 94 long-term care facilities in the county reporting at least one COVID-19 case.

Over the last 24 hours, 7 new coronavirus related death of individuals ranging in age from 83- to 98-years-old were reported in Montgomery County.

The new deaths bring the total COVID-19 death toll countywide to 536 individuals, 88-percent (469) of which were residents or staff of long-term care facilities.

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Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.20.2020

Four hundred and eighty-nine (91.2%) of Montgomery County’s 536 COVID-19 deaths were of individuals residing in 18 (29%) municipalities; Springfield Township (75), Lower Merion (58), Upper Providence (46), Abington (42), Norristown (34), Cheltenham (31), Lower Gwynedd (22), Upper Gwynedd (31), Montgomeryville (27), Horsham (21), Whitemarsh (16), Upper Moreland (15), Upper Dublin (14), Ambler (13), Upper Merion (12), Towamencin (12), Franconia (10) and Lansdale (10).

Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.20.2020

The county’s COVID-19 death toll of 536 is 11.6% of the 4,624 deaths attributed to the coronavirus statewide.

The County’s 6,015 COVID-19 cases represent 9.4-percent of the 63,666 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania.

By comparison, as of noon Tuesday when the state updated their coronavirus case count, with the exception of Philadelphia County with 16,487 COVID-19 positive cases and 1,109 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 3,735 (262)
Bucks County 4,573 (426)
Delaware County 5,754 (451)
Lehigh County 3,513 (182)
Philadelphia County 16,487 (1,109)
Lancaster County 2,593 (259)
Chester County 2,199 (230)

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health – last update 5.20.2020

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