August 19th COVID-19 Update: Over 150 New Cases Reported in Montgomery County in the Last 48 Hours

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Montgomery County reported 153 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 2 days (August 17-18th) bringing the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to 61,370 countywide since March 7, 2020.

There are currently 80 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Of those COVID-19 patients, 7 people are on ventilators.

There are no new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County since August 16th, 2021.

The current total deaths are numbered at 1,334 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 this page
  • 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, 59,467 people have been partially vaccinated, and 424,771 have been fully vaccinated.

In Pennsylvania, approximately 11,930,426 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 covid-19

As of August 18th, 2021:

CountyTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Berks County49,8011,045
Bucks County63,1071,338
Chester County42,565830
Delaware County54,2421,426
Lehigh County41,371875
Philadelphia County156,2043,802

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update of New Positive Cases

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 2,332 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the last week, bringing the statewide total to 1,241,843 cases.

There are 1,275 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms, with 332 of those people in intensive care.

As of Tuesday, August 17, there were 25 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the state, bringing the State’s total death registry to 28,018.

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, Aug. 17, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, Aug. 17, 64.5% 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 11,930,426 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, Aug. 18.
  • 5,840,707 people are fully vaccinated; with 30,504 vaccinations administered yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,000 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.

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