113 new positive cases of Coronavirus in Montgomery County. Plus, an explanation on the number the county is watching closely

Montgomery County official announced two more deaths today due to the Coronavirus. The death total is now at 12 across the county. The latest two victims were a 79-year-old man from Springfield Township and an 86-year-old man from Upper Providence Township. Both were in the hospital and both had underlying medical conditions.

The total number of cases in the county sits at 707 as of today, which is 113 more than yesterday. While that is the largest one day jump thus far, Dr. Val Arkoosh, chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, made a point that the jump today didn’t necessarily concern her. The results that come back from commercial labs each day varies. For example, many people who are tested are told that their test results could take up to seven days. The county is tracking how many people test positive from each specific day, not what day the results become available (she explains this in the below video).

The latest numbers locally are:

  • Conshohocken is at eight cases, which is two more than yesterday
  • Whitemarsh is at 27 cases, which is three more than yesterday
  • Plymouth is at 15 cases, which is two more than yesterday
  • West Conshohocken continues to have zero cases

You can watch today’s press conference here:

Posted by Montgomery County, PA on Thursday, April 2, 2020

You can see the latest data from the county here.