Montgomery County announces 94 new cases of Coronavirus. Positive test rate continues to be 14%

Montgomery County officials announced today that there are 94 new cases of Coronavirus in the county, which includes 22 cases from long-term care facilities. There are now 6,213 cases in the county.

Officials also announced an additional 10 deaths due to Coronavirus. That brings the total countywide to 558 confirmed deaths. The number of probable deaths was not announced. The percentage of the number of confirmed deaths that are from long-term care facilities was also not released.

The 14-day total of positive tests is 1,387 with a daily average of 99 based on the county’s data. The goal set by the governor is to have a 14-day daily average of 30. The county is currently off that pace by 69.

The local data is as follows:

  • Conshohocken is at 35 cases, which is two more than yesterday
    • There have been zero deaths overall in Conshohocken
  • Whitemarsh is at 135 cases, which is two more than yesterday
    • There have been 18 deaths overall in Whitemarsh
  • Plymouth is at 99 cases, which is one more than yesterday
    • There have been five deaths overall in Plymouth
  • West Conshohocken is at eight cases, which is the same as yesterday
    • There have been zero deaths in West Conshohocken

Hospitals in the county report that there are approximately 270 patients hospitalized due to the Coronavirus. This number came down from just under 400 a couple weeks ago to a low of approximately 250 in recent days. It is now slightly up. Hospitals also report that of the 270 patients, 22% are on ventilators. That is the lowest percentage that we have reported.

In regards to long-term care facilities, 94 facilities report that 1,794 residents and 649 staff members have had a positive test result. Not all are residents of Montgomery County.

From April 16th to May 17th the county’s testing sites have tested 6,039 individuals, have 5,892 results back, and 825 have tested positive. Over the past 27 days of testing, the positivity rate is 14%.

You can view the latest data from the county here.

You can watch today’s press conference below.