Over 60 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Montco as Statewide Spike Continues to Climb

Bailey Dickerson
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,557 new positive cases of COVID-19 statewide on Tuesday, Oct. 20, bringing the statewide total to 184,872.

Of those 1,557 new positive cases statewide, Montgomery County reported 67, pushing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County to 12,934 countywide.

Of those 12,934 COVID cases, 6,742 are females, 6,110 are males, and 46 are unknown. The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 47.985 years-old.

There were 33 new COVID-19 deaths reported across State of Pennsylvania, bringing the State’s total death toll to 8,533. With one new death reported in Montgomery County, Montco’s death toll has risen to 838.

Here is the breakdown of Montgomery County COVID-19 cases and deaths by municipality:

Municipality # of Total Cases # of Total Deaths
Norristown 1262 55
Lower Merion 957 85
Abington 908 70
Cheltenham 757 54
Springfield 679 91
Lower Providence 677 8
Upper Moreland 398 29
East Norriton 370 35
Horsham 357 38
Upper Merion 355 16
Upper Dublin 349 20
Montgomery 337 30
Upper Providence 311 54
Lower Moreland 304 13
Lansdale 302 31
Whitemarsh 278 23
Hatfield Township 247 3
Pottstown 246 3
Plymouth Township 246 7
Whitpain 226 15
West Norriton 218 6
Limerick 216 0
Lower Gwynedd 201 35
Upper Gwynedd 201 38
Towamencin 199 27
Ambler 178 16
Lower Salford 172 1
Skippack 165 6
Franconia 127 12
Worcester 125 4
Lower Pottsgrove 105 0
Souderton 102 0
Perkiomen 93 0
New Hanover 92 0
Conshohocken 92 0
Upper Hanover 88 0
Douglass 84 2
Bridgeport 70 1
Trappe 62 1
Royersford 62 0
Hatboro 62 1
Upper Pottsgrove 55 1
Lower Frederick 51 0
Collegeville 46 0
Telford 44 0
Pennsburg 43 4
Jenkintown 42 0
Hatfield Borough 41 0
North Wales 36 0
Narberth 35 0
West Pottsgrove 28 0
East Greenville 26 0
Upper Frederick 26 0
Rockledge 26 1
Upper Salford 24 0
Salford 24 1
Schwenksville 20 0
Marlborough 18 0
Red Hill 13 0
West Conshohocken 12 0
Bryn Athyn 4 0
Green Lane 4 0


COVID-19 Alert PA App

In addition to following state guidelines, such as wearing a mask in all businesses, washing hands frequently, and practicing social distancing, The Pennsylvania Department of Health has launched the COVID-19 Alert PA app as an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Alert PA app uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS) by Apple and Google. Upon downloading the COVID-19 Alert PA app, the user has the option to receive notifications if they have potentially been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19

Users can aid in fighting the spread of COVID-19 by opting to report to the Pennsylvania Department of Health through the app daily if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. In response, the app will provide information on what to do and allow the user to track their symptoms.

The app also provides users with the latest facts and figures on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.

COVID-19 Testing

Montgomery County’s testing sites are by appointment only, do not require a vehicle and are self-administered.

Operations are as follows:

Ardmore – 114 W. Lancaster Ave

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 4pm-6pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 12pm-2pm

Register Here

Green Lane – 2144 Snyder Rd

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 4pm-6pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 12pm-2pm

Register Here

Lansdale – 421 W. Main St

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 4pm-6pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 12pm-2pm

Register Here

Norristown – 1401 Dekalb Pike

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 3pm-5pm

Register Here

Pottstown – 364 King St

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 12pm-2pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 4pm-6pm

Register Here

Willow Grove – 1678 Fairview Ave

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 12pm-2pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 4pm-6pm

Register Here

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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