See How Many Residents are Currently Being Treated for COVID-19 in Montco Hospitals

Christine Tarlecki
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As of Tuesday, January 5th, there have been 834 new positive cases.

On January 7th, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners held their first COVID-19 briefing of the new year.

As of Tuesday, January 5th, there have been 834 new positive cases, with a jump in cases in the new year. 17 cases are from long-term care facilities, and none are the result of antibody testing.

As of January 1st, current positivity rate is 10.40%, which is a decrease of 0.13 percentage points since the last report. The age range of current positive cases ranges from 3 months old to 102 years old.

There have been 24 new deaths reported in two days since Tuesday,  Jan 5 (Wednesday: 15, Thursday: 9), bringing the total number of Montgomery County residents confirmed positive to have died from COVID-19 to 1,052. Of those, 547 are females and 505 are males.

Currently, 429 people are being treated for COVID-19 in Montgomery County hospitals, which is a decrease of 9 since last week. Approximately 11% of those patients require the use of a ventilator.

Next virtual briefing is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m.

Watch the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners COVID-19 video replay here.

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