201 test positive for Coronavirus in Montgomery County

Today through a press release, Montgomery County officials reported that 201 individuals have tested positive and 12 people have died as a result of the Coronavirus. The total countywide total is now 2623 cases and 147 deaths.

“Today’s large number of positive test results, which include the first results from the re-opened community-based testing site on April 16, demonstrate the importance of testing to understand the spread of the virus in our community and the continued need to stay at home except for essential work and essential errands,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “I’m also saddened to confirm that 12 more Montgomery County residents have lost their lives to COVID-19.”

Of the twelve individuals who died of COVID-19, four had been hospitalized, eight resided in long-term care facilities, and their ages ranged from 63-years-old to 91-years-old. Eight of those individuals were male, and four were female.

The county did not update its municipality-specific table (it likely won’t be updated until Monday afternoon).