Montgomery County August 1st COVID-19 and Testing Update

Ken Knickerbocker
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Based on the information found on the county’s COVID-19 website, here is a snapshot of the spread of coronavirus across Montgomery County.

Since the last update Thursday afternoon, 36 COVID-19 positive cases and one new death were reported in Montgomery County Friday afternoon.

Over the last 7 days, Montgomery County reported 348 new coronavirus infections, an increase of 29 over the previous seven days.

Montgomery County’s COVID-19 death toll inched up to 820, while the 36 new positive cases reported Wednesday afternoon brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 9,603 countywide, 5,086 of which are females, 4,474 are males.

The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 49.8 years-old.

Here is the breakdown of cases by municipality:

Municipality # of Total Cases # of Total Deaths
Norristown 1,141 55
Lower Merion 704 84
Abington 687 68
Cheltenham 612 53
Springfield 597 90
Lower Providence 506 9
Upper Moreland 287 26
East Norriton 277 30
Horsham 265 38
Lansdale 260 31
Montgomery 244 30
Upper Merion 228 16
Lower Moreland 226 13
Upper Providence 225 54
Upper Dublin 219 17
Hatfield Township 181 3
Whitemarsh 180 23
Pottstown 178 3
Lower Gwynedd 172 35
Whitpain 163 14
Plymouth Township 156 7
West Norriton 154 6
Ambler 151 16
Upper Gwynedd 146 37
Towamencin 140 27
Skippack 120 6
Limerick 117 0
Franconia 94 12
Lower Salford 91 1
Souderton 91 0
Worcester 76 4
Lower Pottsgrove 65 0
Perkiomen 58 0
Conshohocken 51 0
New Hanover 50 0
Bridgeport 48 1
Douglass 48 2
Pennsburg 41 4
Hatboro 40 1
Telford 40 0
Upper Hanover 40 0
Royersford 37 0
Hatfield Borough 36 0
Trappe 36 1
Collegeville 33 0
Jenkintown 31 0
Lower Frederick 31 0
Upper Pottsgrove 29 1
Narberth 23 0
North Wales 23 0
Rockledge 17 1
West Pottsgrove 17 0
East Greenville 16 0
Schwenksville 15 0
Salford 14 1
Upper Salford 13 0
Marlborough 11 0
Upper Frederick 10 0
West Conshohocken 10 0
Red Hill 7 0
Green Lane 3 0
Bryn Athyn 0 0

COVID-19 Testing

Montgomery County’s walk-up testing sites and operations are:

Pottstown – Montgomery County Office of Public Health, 364 King Street. Testing is available:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Lansdale – 421 Main Street. Testing is available:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.

Willow Grove – Montgomery County Office of Public Health, 102 York Road (this site will be moving). Testing is available:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Green Lane – Deep Creek and Snyder Road. Testing is available:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.

Ardmore – 114 W. Lancaster Ave. Testing is available:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.

Norristown – Delaware Valley Community Health Center at the Norristown Regional Health Center at 1401 Dekalb Street.

Additional testing sites, many of which operate over the weekend, can be found here.

COVID-19 contact tracing efforts are ongoing and are critical to slowing the spread of the disease. The County has partnered with ACLAMO, Family Services of Montgomery County, Montgomery County OIC, and Visiting Nurses Association Community Services to help with contact tracing efforts.

Individuals who have been tested or identified as a direct contact of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has received a call from any of our community partners may return the call to 610.278.5923 to find out their results or status. All information discussed on the call is strictly confidential and is only used to trace COVID-19 cases.

Have more questions about being tested for COVID-19 in Montgomery County like ‘Do I need an appointment?’ or ‘Do I need insurance?’ Check out the County’s testing Q&A page here.

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