April 6th Update: Over 700 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Montgomery County in Last 72 Hours

Christine Tarlecki
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Montgomery County reported 706 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, April 5th, 2021, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 52,228 countywide since March 7, 2020.

We now have been tracking COVID-19 for a full year in our area, and across the state.

There are currently 206 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms (an increase from last report). Of those COVID-19 patients, 11 are on ventilators, which is an increase from the last report.

There are zero new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County since the last  report. The current total deaths are numbered at 1,263 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. To learn more about the 1A or 1B criteria or request an appointment, click here. On April 12, all Pennsylvanians in Phase 1C will be able to secure vaccine appointments.

In Pennsylvania, approximately 5,702,677 vaccines have been administered.
In Montgomery County, 174,524 people have been partially vaccinated, and 108,827 have been fully vaccinated.

This week, a total of 6,580,640 doses will have been allocated through April 10:
– 442,310 first/single doses will have been allocated this week;
– 268,010 second doses will have been allocated this week.

  • 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.
  • Due to the limited supply of vaccine at this time, only people who qualify for Phase 1A will be given appointments.
  • To pre-register in Phase 1A or 1B 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.  
  • Email: COVID19@montcopa.org
  • Call: 833-875-3967, Monday – Saturday (8:00am – 8:00pm)

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 6th, 2021:

CountyTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Berks County41,042932
Bucks County52,6611,183
Chester County35,229756
Delaware County45,9531,292
Lehigh County34,969811
Philadelphia County127,6423,306

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update:
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 2,718 new positive cases of COVID-19 on April 5th, 2021, bringing the statewide total to 1,045,400 cases.

There are 2,202 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms (an increase from last report), with 432 of those people in intensive care, an increase from last report.

There were 12 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the State (a decrease from last report), bringing the State’s total death registry to 25,200.

According to the CDC, as of April 5, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 34.8% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 12th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Monday morning, April 5, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

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.

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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