March 3 Update: COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Decrease in Montgomery County

Christine Tarlecki
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Montgomery County reported 128 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, March 2, 2021, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 47,091 countywide since March 7, 2020.

There are currently 122 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms (a decrease from last report). Of those COVID-19 patients, 10 are on ventilators, which is a decrease from the last report.

There are 5 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County. The current total deaths are numbered at 1,231 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.
  • 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)
  • In Montgomery County, 82,668 people have been partially vaccinated, 41,344 and have been fully vaccinated.

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 March 2, 2021:

CountyTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Berks County35,791903
Bucks County45,3201,135
Chester County30,776729
Delaware County41,1321,242
Lehigh County30,897768
Philadelphia County113,9293,147

Pennsylvania Covid-19 Update:
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 3.573 new positive cases of COVID-19 on March 1, 2021, bringing the statewide total to 933,270.

There are 1,720 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms (a decrease from last report), with 374 of those people in intensive care, also a decrease from last report.

There were 26 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the State (a huge decrease from last report), bringing the State’s total death registry to 24,026.

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.
  • #MaskUp

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.

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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