State Reports Highest Daily Increase in COVID-19 Cases with 6,339; Montgomery County Reports 225 New Positives

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Montgomery County reported 250 new positive cases of COVID-19. While the 7-day positivity trend has began to increase by less, the 14-day trend continues to tick higher and higher.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 6,339 new positive cases of COVID-19 statewide on Wednesday, Nov. 18, yet another record-breaking day with the highest daily increase in cases, bringing the statewide total to 281,852.

There were 110 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the State, bringing the State’s total death toll to 9,465.

Montgomery County

Montgomery County reported 225 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Nov. 18, pushing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 17,355 countywide.

Montgomery County’s 7-day trend has increased by 689 cases compared to the previous 7 days; the 14-day trend has increased by 1,634 cases compared to the previous 14 days.

With three new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County, Montco’s death toll rises to 857.

Cases and Deaths by Municipality:

Municipality# of Total Cases# of Total Deaths
Norristown1,46157
Abington1,25972
Lower Merion1,22585
Cheltenham99356
Lower Providence8258
Springfield78991
Upper Moreland58630
Horsham51439
Upper Dublin49320
Upper Merion47316
East Norriton44937
Montgomery44231
Lansdale43731
Upper Providence42254
Lower Moreland38814
Whitemarsh37923
Pottstown3553
Hatfield Township3534
Plymouth Township3479
Limerick3321
Whitpain30615
Towamencin30227
West Norriton3006
Upper Gwynedd26938
Lower Salford2621
Lower Gwynedd25035
Skippack2286
Ambler21816
Worcester1925
Franconia18112
Lower Pottsgrove1750
Upper Hanover1410
Perkiomen1300
Souderton1280
New Hanover1280
Conshohocken1260
Douglass1202
Hatboro991
Bridgeport901
Trappe811
Jenkintown811
Upper Pottsgrove811
Royersford800
Lower Frederick720
Collegeville690
Pennsburg684
Telford610
Hatfield Borough600
West Pottsgrove530
Rockledge521
North Wales501
Narberth460
Upper Frederick410
Salford351
East Greenville350
Red Hill341
Upper Salford310
Marlborough300
Schwenksville260
West Conshohocken190
Bryn Athyn70
Green Lane70

COVID-19 Testing

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

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 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.

Additional Information

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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