February 26 Update: Montgomery County COVID-19 Cases on Downswing, PA Receiving More Vaccines

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Montgomery County reported 110 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, February 25, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 46,431 countywide since March 7, 2020.  

There are currently 163 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms (an increase from last report). Of those COVID-19 patients, 23 are on ventilators, which is an increase from the last report. 

There are 2 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County. The current total deaths are numbered at 1,216 in Montgomery County, since March 7, 2020. 

Find the Cases and Deaths by Municipality here. 

Vaccine Information
Montgomery County has information to determine if you are eligible and to answer any questions you may have.  

  • The Pennsylvania Department of Health has released a map that highlights all the locations that are providing the COVID-19 vaccine in Montgomery County to those who are eligible within the first phase of the state’s rollout plan.  
  • Due to the limited supply of vaccine at this time, only people who qualify for Phase 1A will be given appointments.  
  • Appointment slots are limited and are available by reservation only.  
  • Walk-up registration is not accepted.  
  • To learn more about the 1A criteria or request an appointment, click here. 
  • Residents are encouraged to check the county’s frequently asked questions webpage on the COVID-19 vaccine, which is being updated weekly.   
  • Email: COVID19@montcopa.org 
  • Call: 833-875-3967, Monday – Saturday (8:00am – 8:00pm) 
  • This week, a total of 3,172,900 doses will have been allocated through February 27: 
  • 225,890 first doses will have been allocated this week. 
  • 180,610 second doses will have been allocated this week. 

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.  

As of February 25th, 2021: 

County Total Cases Total Deaths 
Berks County 35,370 893 
Bucks County 44,554 1,130 
Chester County 30,317 721 
Delaware County 40,512 1,228 
Lehigh County 30,481 755 
Philadelphia County 112,603 3.118 

Pennsylvania Covid-19 Update:
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 2,356 new positive cases of COVID-19 on February 25, 2021, bringing the statewide total to 922,990. 

There are 1,972 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms (a increase from last report), with 433 of those people in intensive care, also an increase from last report. 

There were 81 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the State (a decrease from last report), bringing the State’s total death toll to 23,868. 

Stay well: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. 
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands. 
  • Clean surfaces frequently. 
  • Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell. 
  • If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing. 

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. 

Additional testing sites, many of which operate over the weekend, can be found here.  

Additional Information
Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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. 

 

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