October 18th COVID-19 Update: 379 New Cases Reported in Montgomery County Over the Weekend

COVID-19 case updates n Montco

Montgomery County reported 379 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 2 days (October 16-18, 2021) bringing the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to 69,670 countywide since March 7, 2020.

There are currently 109 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Of those COVID-19 patients, 10 people are on ventilators.

There was one new COVID-19 death reported in Montgomery County during October 16-18, 2021.

The current total deaths are numbered at 1,377 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, 65,011 people have been partially vaccinated, and 458,348 have been fully vaccinated. 25,697 have received a booster dose.

In Pennsylvania, approximately 13,371,913 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 October 18th, 2021:

CountyTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Berks County57,1231,124
Bucks County71,9631,409
Chester County49,705867
Delaware County61,1041,488
Lehigh County47,643924
Philadelphia County179,4513,975

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update of New Positive Cases

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported between Saturday, October 16 and Monday, October 18, there were 11,208 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,513,332.

There are 2,961 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 678 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

There are 105 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the state over that same timespan, bringing the State’s total death registry to 30,523.

Federal data for all 67 counties:

·         According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Oct. 17, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

·         According to the CDC, as of Sunday, Oct. 17, 70.7% 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 13,371,913 total vaccine doses, including 359,365 additional doses (which includes additional shots for
immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Monday, Oct. 18.

·         6,373,488 people are fully vaccinated; with 75,705 vaccinations administered since Friday and a seven-day moving average of more than 24,000 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.