July 29th COVID-19 Update: Cases Rising in Montgomery County, Almost 300 New Cases in the Last 7 Days

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Montgomery County reported 268 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last seven days (July 21st-27th) bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 59,747 countywide since March 7, 2020.

There are currently 23 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Of those COVID-19 patients, 1 person is on a ventilator.

There are no new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County since July 21st, 2021. The current total deaths are numbered at 1,333 in Montgomery County, since March 7, 2020.

Find the Cases and Deaths by Municipality here.

Vaccine Information

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone age 16 and over who lives or works in Montgomery County, as well as the Pfizer vaccine for teens aged 12-15.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 attending a COVID-19 vaccination clinic must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
  • To register for an appointment, visit here.
  • Weekly schedule is also noted under this link.
  • 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, 55,598 people have been partially vaccinated, and 413,938 have been fully vaccinated.

In Pennsylvania, approximately 11,574,816 total vaccines have been administered.

Neighboring Counties with New Positive Cases

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 July 27, 2021:

CountyTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Berks County48,7661,045
Bucks County61,4111,335
Chester County41,184826
Delaware County52,8541,419
Lehigh County40,185866
Philadelphia County151,8223,783

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update of New Positive Cases

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 986 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the last week, bringing the statewide total to 1,221,657 cases

There are 430 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms, with 97 of those people in intensive care.

There were 4 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the state over the weekend, bringing the State’s total death registry to 27,831.

Federal data representing all 67 counties

·         According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, July 27, Pennsylvania ranks 8th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

·         According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, July 27, 62.5% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. 

Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health’s vaccine jurisdiction:

·         Pennsylvania’s vaccine dashboard was updated on Friday, July 9 to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated in each county outside of Philadelphia, along with demographics of those receiving vaccine. For state-to-state comparisons, refer to the CDC vaccine data tracker.

·         Vaccine providers have administered 11,547,908 total vaccine doses as of Tuesday, July 27.

·         5,670,689 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 12,200 people per day receiving vaccinations.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance to wearing a mask where required by law, rules, and regulations, including healthcare, local business, and workplace guidance.

For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated, are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public.

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, please 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.