Montgomery County May 21st COVID-19 Update

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

Since the last update Tuesday afternoon, 111 new COVID-19 positive cases ranging in age from 4-months to 99-years-old were reported in Montgomery County Wednesday afternoon.

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

The 111 new cases, 56 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 6,126 countywide, 3,238 of which are females, 2,846 are males.

The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 55.8 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 (585), Lower Merion (513), Springfield (466), Cheltenham (467), Abington (393), Lower Providence (331), Upper Moreland (207), Montgomeryville (187), Upper Providence (172), Lansdale (162), Upper Dublin (145), Upper Merion (144), Horsham (134), Whitemarsh (133), Hatfield Township (127), East Norriton (134), Lower Gwynedd (128), Whitpain (109), Pottstown (105), Lower Moreland (102), Towamencin (101) and Upper Gwynedd (100) have 100 or more cases and collectively account for 82.2% of the positive coronavirus cases countywide..

Municipality # of Total Cases (Deaths)
Abington 393 (43)
Ambler 96 (13)
Bridgeport 31 (1)
Bryn Athyn 2
Cheltenham 467 (31)
Collegeville 12
Conshohocken 35
Douglass 28 (1)
East Greenville 11
East Norriton 134 (5)
Franconia 71 (10)
Green Lane 3
Hatfield Borough 22
Hatfield Township 127 (2)
Hatboro 22 (1)
Horsham 134 (21)
Jenkintown 27
Lansdale 162 (15)
Limerick 66
Lower Frederick 14
Lower Gwynedd 128 (22)
Lower Merion 513 (58)
Lower Moreland 102 (7)
Lower Pottsgrove 40
Lower Providence 331 (6)
Lower Salford 59 (1)
Marlborough 7
Montgomeryville 187 (27)
Narberth 16
New Hanover 31
North Wales 11
Norristown 585 (34)
Pennsburg 3
Perkiomen 34
Plymouth Township 98 (5)
Pottstown 105 (2)
Rockledge 15 (1)
Red Hill 5
Royersford 23
Salford 11
Schwenksville 9
Skippack 53 (5)
Souderton 69
Springfield 466 (76)
Telford 27
Towamencin 101 (12)
Trappe 18 (1)
Upper Dublin 145 (15)
Upper Frederick 5
Upper Gwynedd 100 (31)
Upper Hanover 15
Upper Merion 144 (12)
Upper Moreland 207 (15)
Upper Pottsgrove 18 (1)
Upper Providence 172 (46)
Upper Salford 6
West Conshohocken 8
West Norriton 97 (1)
West Pottsgrove 15
Whitemarsh 133 (18)
Whitpain 109 (6)
Worcester 38 (3)
Total 6,126 (548)

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Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.21.2020

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 111 new COVID-19 cases reported by the county Wednesday afternoon, 17 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, 12 new coronavirus related death of individuals ranging in age from 66- to 95-years-old were reported in Montgomery County.

The new deaths bring the total COVID-19 death toll countywide to 548 individuals, 87-percent (479) of which were residents or staff of long-term care facilities.

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Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.21.2020

Four hundred and ninety-nine (93.1%) of Montgomery County’s 548 COVID-19 deaths were of individuals residing in 18 (29%) of the county’s 62 municipalities; Springfield Township (76), Lower Merion (58), Upper Providence (46), Abington (43), Norristown (34), Cheltenham (31), Upper Gwynedd (31), Montgomeryville (27), Lower Gwynedd (22), Horsham (21), Whitemarsh (18), Upper Moreland (15), Lansdale (15), Upper Dublin (15), Ambler (13), Upper Merion (12), Towamencin (12), and Franconia (10).

Source: Montgomery County COVID-19 Site – Last Update: 5.21.2020

The county’s COVID-19 death toll of 548 is 11.5% of the 4,767 deaths attributed to the coronavirus statewide.

The County’s 6,126 COVID-19 cases represent 9.5-percent of the 64,412 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 16,4645 COVID-19 positive cases and 1,149 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 3,763(273)
Bucks County 4,662 (431)
Delaware County 5,844 (472)
Lehigh County 3,550 (188)
Philadelphia County 16,645 (1,149)
Lancaster County 2,599 (266)
Chester County 2,217 (235)

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health – last update 5.21.2020

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