The number of new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County have been increasing, write Sean Adams and Megan Lavey-Heaton for the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Pennsylvania has now reached over 1 million COVID-19 cases.
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 March 31, 2021 compared to the seven days prior.
The highest increase in during this period was in ZIP code 19426 (Trappe) reported an increase of 3%, with 84 new cases, and the second highest was 2% in ZIP code 19464 (Sanatoga) with 64 new cases recorded in the last week.
Zip Code 19468 (Royersford) reported an increase of 3% with 50 new cases. ZIP Code 19403 (Norristown) reported an increase of 2% with 46 new cases, while ZIP Code 19044 (Horsham) reported an increase of 4% with 32 new COVID-19 cases.
ZIP Code 19046 (Jenkintown) reported an increase of 3% with 29 new cases, ZIP Code 18073 (Pennsburg) has an increase of 3% increase of new COVID-19 cases with a total of 25.
ZIP Code 19525 (New Hanover) also reported a 3% increase with 24 new cases. ZIP Code 19422 (Center Square) reported a 2% increase of 20 new cases.
In terms of where COVID-19 has spread the least, ZIP Code 19004 (Bala Cynwyd) has reported 1% new cases, 10 total; while ZIP Code 19095 (Wyncote) has 1% increase with 4 new cases. Zip Code 19453 (Mont Clare) has 1% increase with 1 new COVID-19 case.
ZIP Code 19492 (Frederick) has reported zero new cases.
COVID-19 cases are inching up again in Montgomery County. Please continue wear a mask and wash your hands.
Read more about the ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania where COVID-19 is spreading the most and least in the Harrisburg Patriot-News here.