April 22nd COVID-19 Update: Montgomery County Reports Nearly 200 New Cases; PA Reports 4,602 New Cases

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Montgomery County reported 194 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, April 21th, 2021, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 55,679 countywide since March 7, 2020.

There are currently 236 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Of those COVID-19 patients, 15 are on ventilators.

There are 3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County since the last report. The current total deaths are numbered at 1,279 in Montgomery County, since March 7, 2020.

“This week continues to be an uncertain week for our vaccination clinics. At this time we still do not have firm guidance on what to expect in terms of vaccine supply for next week,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners“If we are able to resume use of the J&J vaccine, we will do so as soon as logistically possible and begin to release more appointments. Our goal remains to get as many shots in arms as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

Per federal and state directives the Montgomery County Office of Public Health has paused the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at its vaccine clinics until further notice.

Anyone who had an appointment to receive the J&J vaccine with the County has been contacted and given the opportunity to reschedule their appointment for a later date. Pfizer vaccine will be given at all clinics until further notice.

Find the Cases and Deaths by Municipality here.

Vaccine Information
Registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone age 16 and over who lives or works in Montgomery County. 

The County is booking appointments for people in Phases 1A, 1B and 1C. Appointments are available by reservation only. Walk-up registration is not accepted.

To learn more about criteria for each phase or to pre-register for an appointment, visit here.

  • 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.
  • To register in Montgomery County, click here.
  • Appointment slots are limited and are available by reservation only.
  • Residents are encouraged to check the county’s frequently asked questions webpage on the COVID-19 vaccine, which is being updated weekly.  
  • Call: 833-875-3967, Monday – Saturday (8:00am – 8:00pm)

In Montgomery County, 209,421 people have been partially vaccinated, and 159,090 have been fully vaccinated.

In Pennsylvania, approximately 7,409,970 total vaccines have been administered.

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 April 21st, 2021:

CountyTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Berks County43,923972
Bucks County56,6921,222
Chester County37,909769
Delaware County49,1961,312
Lehigh County37,054824
Philadelphia County137,3773,415

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update:
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 4,602 new positive cases of COVID-19 on April 21st, 2021, bringing the statewide total to 1,118,470 cases.

There are 2,833 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms (an increase from last report), with 576 of those people in intensive care, an increase from last report.

There were 60 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the State, bringing the State’s total death registry to 25,827.

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccine Stats:

  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, April 21, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 43.9% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 11th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
  • According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, April 21, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 7,409,970 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, April 21.
  • 2,886,162 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 100,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,907,425 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 4,793,587 people have received at least their first dose.

County Vaccination Clinics
Appointments are required to receive the vaccine at the following Montgomery County vaccine clinics. No walk-up registration is accepted.

  • Bethel Community Church, 575 North Keim St., Pottstown, PA 19464 (Weekday and Saturday hours)
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church, 712 Penllyn Pike, Spring House, PA 19477 (All Saturdays in May)
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Montgomery County Community College, Health Sciences Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
  • Norristown Area High School, 1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown, PA 19403
  • Parkside Shopping Center (between Planet Fitness and Rally House), 2522 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

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.

Finally, 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.

Additionally, 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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