Montgomery County now reporting probable Coronavirus deaths

Montgomery County officials announced today that there have been 106 new positive test results for Coronavirus. That brings the total number of positive cases across the county to 3,093. There were two additional deaths since yesterday, which brings the countywide total thus far to 174.

The county also announced that it will begin providing the number of suspected deaths from Coronavirus. The number provided thus far reflects the number of deaths that involved a person who received a positive test result. There have also been deaths that are believed to have died from Coronavirus, but there was never a test administered. These deaths are now labeled as probable and that total is 77. Confirmed and probable deaths total 251.

The latest local data:

  • Conshohocken is at 24 cases, which is one more than yesterday
    • There have been zero deaths in Conshohocken
  • Whitemarsh is at 83 cases, which is two more than yesterday
    • There have been nine deaths overall in Whitemarsh
  • Plymouth is at 69 cases, which is one more than yesterday
    • There have been four deaths overall in Plymouth
  • West Conshohocken has two cases, which is the same as yesterday
    • There have been zero deaths in West Conshohocken

In regards to long-term care facilities, 790 residents and 383 staff members of these facilities have tested positive. Not all are residents of Montgomery County, so they do not all count against the county total of 3,093.

There have been 101 confirmed deaths of Montgomery County residents connected to a long-term care facility, plus 55 probable deaths, That means 52% of confirmed and probable deaths in the county are associated with long-term care facilities.

During the news conference, County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh was asked by NBC10 reporter Deanna Durante if the county is tracking recoveries. Arkoosh acknowledged that they do not know how many people who are counted among the 3,093 positive test results have recovered.

You can find the latest data from the county here.

You can watch today’s press conference below:

Posted by Montgomery County, PA on Wednesday, April 22, 2020