End of Month Update: ZIP Codes Where Covid-19 Has Spread the Most and Least; Cases Trending Down in Montgomery County

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County is trending down at the end of February, although some areas have slight increases across the county, write Sean Adams and Megan Lavey-Heaton for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

The latest data compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of Health highlights the cases of COVID-19 infection in each ZIP Code statewide for the seven days ending February 24, compared to the seven days prior.

The highest percentage increase in during this period was in ZIP code 19475 (Spring City) with an increase of 5%, of 30 new cases recorded in the last week, as well as ZIP code 19426 (Collegeville) with an increase of 4% and 101 new cases.  

ZIP Code 19044 (Horsham), which recorded an increase of 3% percent to reach a total of 20 new cases, as well as ZIP code 19444 (Lafayette Hill) with an increase of 3% for 14 new cases.

ZIP Code 18073 (Red Hill) had an increase of 2% with 11 new cases since last week, ZIP code 19505 (Bechtelsville) had a 3% increase, with 4 new cases.

In terms of where COVID-19 has spread the least, ZIP Code 19034 (Fort Washington) reported 1% increase with 3 new cases, while ZIP Codes 19423 (Cedars) and 19453 (Mont Clare) reported zero increases.

Cases are on a downswing in Montgomery County. Read more about the ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania where COVID-19 is spreading the most and least in the Harrisburg Patriot-News here.

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