Over 80 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Montco as Statewide Trend Continues to Rise

Bailey Dickerson
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 2,219 new positive cases of COVID-19 statewide on Friday, Oct. 23, bringing the statewide total to 190,579.

Of those 2,218 new positive cases statewide, Montgomery County reported 82, pushing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County to 13,127 countywide.

Of those 13,127 COVID cases, 6,833 are females, 6,209 are males, and 47 are unknown. The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 47.86 years-old.

There were 33 new COVID-19 deaths reported across State of Pennsylvania, bringing the State’s total death toll to 8,625. However, with no new deaths reported in Montgomery County, Montco’s death toll remains at 838.

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

Municipality # of Total Cases # of Total Deaths
Norristown 1268 55
Lower Merion 977 85
Abington 922 70
Cheltenham 763 54
Lower Providence 682 8
Springfield 681 91
Upper Moreland 402 29
East Norriton 374 35
Horsham 367 38
Upper Merion 364 16
Upper Dublin 353 20
Montgomery 340 30
Upper Providence 317 54
Lower Moreland 310 13
Lansdale 305 31
Whitemarsh 282 23
Pottstown 251 3
Hatfield Township 251 3
Plymouth Township 251 7
Whitpain 232 15
West Norriton 220 6
Limerick 220 0
Lower Gwynedd 204 35
Upper Gwynedd 201 38
Towamencin 200 27
Ambler 182 16
Lower Salford 176 1
Skippack 172 6
Franconia 132 12
Worcester 127 4
Lower Pottsgrove 110 0
Souderton 104 0
Conshohocken 95 0
New Hanover 94 0
Perkiomen 93 0
Upper Hanover 92 0
Douglass 84 2
Bridgeport 72 1
Trappe 63 1
Royersford 63 0
Hatboro 63 1
Upper Pottsgrove 55 1
Lower Frederick 51 0
Collegeville 46 0
Telford 46 0
Pennsburg 43 4
Jenkintown 43 0
Hatfield Borough 42 0
North Wales 36 0
Narberth 35 0
West Pottsgrove 29 0
Salford 28 1
Rockledge 27 1
East Greenville 27 0
Upper Frederick 26 0
Upper Salford 24 0
Schwenksville 20 0
Marlborough 18 0
Red Hill 14 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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