September 21st COVID-19 Update: 425 New Cases Reported in Montgomery County Over the Weekend

By
COVID-19 case updates n Montco

Montgomery County reported 425 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, (September 18th-20th) bringing the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to 65,619 countywide since March 7, 2020.

There are currently 119 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Of those COVID-19 patients, 14 people are on ventilators.

There are no new COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County during September 18th-20th, 2021.

The current total deaths are numbered at 1,352 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, 59,385 people have been partially vaccinated, and 444,333 have been fully vaccinated, and 5,988 have received an additional dose since August 13, 2021.

In Pennsylvania, approximately 12,588,317 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 20th, 2021:

CountyTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Berks County53,3131,074
Bucks County67,5771,359
Chester County46,308843
Delaware County58,1091,450
Lehigh County44,963895
Philadelphia County171,3563,877

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update of New Positive Cases

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 12,686 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the statewide total to 1,382,933 cases.

There are 2,337 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms, with 589 of those people in intensive care.

As of Sunday, September 19th, there were 52 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the state, bringing the State’s total death registry to 28,864.

Vaccine highlights

Federal data representing all 67 counties:

  • According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Sept. 19, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
  • According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Sept. 19, 67.8% 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 12,588,317 total vaccine doses, including 66,545 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Monday, Sept. 20.
  • 6,146,333 people are fully vaccinated; with 50,178 vaccinations administered since Friday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,900 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.
Advertisement