January 18 COVID-19 Update: Montgomery County Reports New Cases and Hospitalization Numbers

Christine Tarlecki
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There are currently 347 Montgomery County residents hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Of those COVID-19 patients, 45 are on ventilators.

Montgomery County reported 317 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, January 15, pushing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 38,603 countywide.

There are currently 354 Montgomery County residents hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Of those COVID-19 patients, 40 are on ventilators.

With 10 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County, Montco’s death toll rises to 1,099.

Cases and Deaths by Municipality:

Municipality# of Total Cases# of Total Deaths
Abington2,76599
Norristown2,30964
Lower Merion2,80798
Cheltenham1,73065
Lower Providence1,53216
Springfield1,20392
Upper Moreland1,34740
Lansdale1,25557
Horsham1,10848
Upper Merion1,22523
Upper Dublin95125
Montgomery99738
Lower Moreland90022
Upper Providence95157
Pottstown1,04411
East Norriton75143
Hatfield Township9537
Limerick9081
Whitemarsh80224
Plymouth Township79313
West Norriton7139
Towamencin75733
Whitpain69417
Lower Salford7761
Upper Gwynedd61240
Skippack65615
Lower Gwynedd47438
Franconia66516
Worcester47117
Lower Pottsgrove5796
Ambler36719
New Hanover7410
Upper Hanover3590
Souderton3781
Conshohocken3362
Hatboro3466
Perkiomen3701
Douglass3972
Bridgeport2283
Upper Pottsgrove2772
Royersford2110
Trappe1952
Jenkintown1531
Lower Frederick1970
Hatfield Borough1980
Collegeville1690
Pennsburg1815
Rockledge1492
Telford1410
West Pottsgrove1702
Upper Frederick1948
Marlborough1421
North Wales1042
East Greenville1431
Narberth890
Red Hill1102
Salford1311
Upper Salford1430
Schwenksville521
West Conshohocken470
Bryn Athyn280
Green Lane150

Vaccine Dashboard: Number of Vaccines Administered

CountyPartialFull
Montgomery County25,1933,109

Neighboring Counties

The following is an update in COVID-19 data from Montgomery County’s neighboring counties, as provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

CountyTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Berks County28,373685
Bucks County36,061968
Chester County24,645617
Delaware County34,1881,053
Lehigh County25,209603
Philadelphia County97,5402,723

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 7,166 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, January 16, 2021, bringing the statewide total to 761,777.

There are 4,848 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms, with 1,101 of those people in intensive care.

There were 231 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the State, bringing the State’s total death toll to 19,188.

COVID-19 Testing in Montgomery County

Montgomery County’s testing sites are by appointment only. Register online or call 610-970-2937, and are self-administered.

* Sites will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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. Sites will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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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