The number of new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County are on the upswing again, write Sean Adams and Megan Lavey-Heaton for the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Pennsylvania has now reached well 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 April 21, 2021 compared to the seven days prior.
The highest increase in during this period was in ZIP code 19465 (Pottstown) reported an increase of almost 5%, with 46 new cases, and the second highest was 5% in ZIP code 19525 (Gilbertsville) with 43 new cases recorded in the last week.
Zip Code 19090 (Willow Grove) reported an increase of 4% with 50 new cases. ZIP Code 19473 (Collegeville) reported an increase of 4% with 49 new cases, while ZIP Code 18073 (Red Hill) reported an increase of 5% with 36 new COVID-19 cases.
Furthermore, ZIP Code 19468 (Royersford) reported an increase of 3% with 49 new cases, ZIP Code 19046 (Jenkintown) has an increase of 2% increase of new COVID-19 cases with a total of 25.
Additionally, ZIP Code 19004 (Bala Cynwyd) also reported a 3% increase with 18 new cases. ZIP Code 18041 (East Greenville) reported a 3% increase of 8 new cases.
In terms of where COVID-19 has spread the least, ZIP Code 19096 (Wynnewood) has reported 2% new cases, 8 total; while ZIP Code 19025 (Dresher) has 2% increase with 6 new cases. Zip Code 19477 (North Wales) has a 2% increase with 2 new COVID-19 cases.
Finally, ZIP Code 19486 (West Point) and ZIP Code 19407 (Audubon) have reported zero new cases.
COVID-19 cases are trending 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.