Montgomery County COVID-19 Update: 2,357 New Cases, 34 Deaths in the Last Week

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7 new deaths reported since Tuesday, January 12, bringing the total number of Montgomery County residents confirmed positive to have died from COVID-19 to 1,087.

Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 23 to December 29, 2020. Over the past week, 2,357 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, and 34 people died of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 32,441 cases and 1,002 deaths.

Seven of the individuals who died of COVID-19 resided in a long-term care facility.

Of the new cases, 96 of the new cases are in long-term care facilities. More information is included in the linked weekly report.

“This week, our Department of Public Safety and Office of Public Health staff administered more than 400 doses of vaccine to our frontline Emergency Medical Services providers,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.

“As we receive additional supply from vaccine manufacturers, we will provide doses to other critical employees, such as home care workers, community-based doctors and providers, grocery store workers, teachers, police officers, and firefighters. In just a few short months, there will be a safe and effective vaccine available for our entire community.”

A full breakdown of all Montgomery County COVID-19 cases can be found on the COVID-19 Data Hub.

The Hub hosts the County’s COVID-19 maps, data, and charts that show the number of daily cases and deaths related to COVID-19, including hospitalizations and ventilator use. There is also demographic information on cases by age, gender, and race.

Holiday COVID-19 Testing Sites Schedule: Due to the upcoming holiday schedule the following changes are being made to the COVID-19 testing site schedule:

  • Thursday, December 31: All sites open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, January 1: All testing sites will be CLOSED
  • Saturday, January 2: Pottstown location open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Under normal conditions, Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at six locations across the County weather permitting.

Testing is available to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Montgomery County.

Appointments can be made on weekdays starting at 7 a.m. online or starting at 8:30 a.m. by calling (610) 970-2937. For Saturday testing, appointments can be reserved online only starting at 7 p.m. on Friday.

No-Cost Flu Shots: The Montgomery County Office of Public Health continues to offer appointment-only flu shots.

Flu shots are available at no cost to anyone age 6 months and older who lives, works, or goes to school in Montgomery County. Residents can call (610) 278-5145 to make an appointment at the Norristown Public Health Center, 1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19404 (Entrance on DeKalb Street).

For all other COVID-19 resources in Montgomery County, please visit https://www.montcopa.org/COVID-19.

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