Montgomery County officials’ latest report on Coronavirus

Montgomery County officials announced during a press conference on Friday afternoon that there are 81 new cases of Coronavirus in the county. That brings the total countywide to 6,859. Included within the daily number are 17 cases from long-term care facilities and one inmate from the county’s correctional facility.

The number of deaths announced Friday was two. The total countywide confirmed death total is now 677. The number of probable deaths is 114 (not confirmed with lab test). Deaths connected to long-term care facilities represent 568 of the 677 deaths or 84%.

The 14-day total of positive tests is 1,236 with a daily average of 88 based on the county’s data. The goal to reach phase yellow set by the governor is to have a 14-day daily average of 30. The county is currently off that pace by 58. Please note that Governor Wolf announced last week that Montgomery Count will likely move to the yellow phase of reopening on June 5th, so unless the numbers dramatically change, this formula is no longer relevant.

The latest local data is as follows:

  • Conshohocken is at 38 cases, which is the same as Thursday
    • There have been zero deaths overall in Conshohocken
  • Whitemarsh is at 140 cases, which is one more than Thursday
    • There have been 19 deaths overall in Whitemarsh
  • Plymouth is at 108 cases, which is the same as Thursday
    • There have been six deaths overall in Plymouth
  • West Conshohocken is at eight cases, which is the same as Thursday
    • There have been zero deaths in West Conshohocken

On Thursday it was reported that the number of hospitalization had risen from approximately 220 to approximately 250. As of Friday, the number had dropped back down to approximately 225. Twenty-three percent continue to require a ventilator.

In regards to long-term care facilities, 94 facilities report that 1,878 residents have tested positive, along with 688 staff members. Not all residents and staff members reside in Montgomery County.

The county’s testing sites have tested 7,075 people between April 16th to May 23rd. Results are back for 6,931 and 950 have tested positive. Over these days, 14% have tested positive.

You can view the latest data from the county here.

Below is the video from today’s press conference.