September 28th COVID-19 Update: 434 New Cases Reported in Montgomery County Over the Weekend

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Montgomery County reported 434 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 2 days (September 25-27, 2021) bringing the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to 66,612 countywide since March 7, 2020.

There are currently 123 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Of those COVID-19 patients, 10 people are on ventilators.

There were 2 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County during September 25-27, 2021.

The current total deaths are numbered at 1,359 in Montgomery County, since March 7, 2020.

Find the Cases and Deaths by Municipality here.

Vaccine Information

  • 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, 59,648 people have been partially vaccinated, and 447,148 have been fully vaccinated. 7,618 have received a booster dose.

In Pennsylvania, approximately 12,706,667 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 September 27, 2021:

CountyTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Berks County54,2191,085
Bucks County68,6471,368
Chester County47,148846
Delaware County58,8151,455
Lehigh County45,746898
Philadelphia County173,4513,901

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update of New Positive Cases

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 12,223 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the statewide total to 1,415,049 cases.

There are 2,691 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms, with 660 of those people in intensive care.

As of Monday, September 27, 2021, there were 87 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the state, bringing the State’s total death registry to 29,151.

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Sept. 26, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Sept. 26, 68.5% 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 12,706,667 total vaccine doses, including 88,618 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Monday, Sept. 27.
  • 6,195,256 people are fully vaccinated; with 61,460 vaccinations administered since Friday and a seven-day moving average of more than 14,400 people per day receiving vaccinations.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rule,s 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. CDC also recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

There are 221,359 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases. 

There are 5,424,046 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 76,093 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,275 cases among employees, for a total of 92,368 at 1,625 distinct facilities inall 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 14,094 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

A county breakdown can be found here. Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.

Approximately 30,979 of total cases have been among health care workers.

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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