May 4 COVID-19 Update: Montgomery County Reports Spike in Weekend Cases

Christine Tarlecki
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Montgomery County reported 320 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, May 3rd, 2021, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 57,532 countywide since March 7, 2020.

There are currently 200 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Of those COVID-19 patients, 21 are on ventilators.

There are 7 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County since the last report. The current total deaths are numbered at 1,301 in Montgomery County, since March 7, 2020.

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 reservations and walk-up registration may be 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, 230,552 people have been partially vaccinated, and 198,920 have been fully vaccinated.

In Pennsylvania, approximately 8,754,703 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 May 3rd, 2021:

CountyTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Berks County46,102998
Bucks County58,9921,253
Chester County39,476779
Delaware County50,8141,341
Lehigh County38,470839
Philadelphia County143,4423,502

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update:
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 3,133 new positive cases of COVID-19 on May 3rd, 2021, bringing the statewide total to 1,161,619 cases.

There are 2,151 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms (a decrease from last report), with 484 of those people in intensive care, a decrease from last report.

There were 58 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the State, bringing the State’s total death registry to 26,334.

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccine Stats:

  • According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, May 4, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 50.6% of its entire population.
  • PA ranks 10th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
  • According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, May 4, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • Vaccine providers have administered 8,754,703 total vaccine doses as of Tuesday, May 4.
  • 3,592,845 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 83,800 people per day receiving vaccinations.
  • 1,863,243 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
  • 5,456,088 people have received at least their first dose.
  • This week, a total of 8,938,480 doses will have been allocated through May 8:
    • 323,520 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
    • 288,320 second doses will have been allocated this week.
  • To date, we have administered 8,754,703 doses total through May 4:
    • First/single doses:  5,456,088 administered
    • Second doses:  3,298,615 administered

Vaccine Clinics:

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.

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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