No immediate signs of Coronavirus spike in Montgomery County from Labor Day

Two weeks after Labor Day cases of Coronavirus remain steady in Montgomery County, hospitalizations are declining, deaths are on pace to be equal or lower than July’s total of seven, and the 14-day PCR Positivity Rate has gone back down under 3%.

First the case numbers. Since our last report yesterday, which included data through September 18th, the county’s COVID-19 data hub reports that there were nine cases on September 19th, 54 on September 20th, 35 on September 21st, and 27 on September 22nd. The total number of cases countywide since the start of the pandemic is now 11,750.

The most recent 14-day average is 76 less than the 14-days prior. That means there are fewer cases in the 14 days after Labor Day than there were for the two week period before the holiday. During the two-week period following Labor Day, the second week had six cases less than the first week.

Note that we used the term “steady” in the headline and first paragraph because the number of cases per day has been a mix of 30s, 40s, and the occasional 50+ since June. There has also been an occasional number below 30.

One new death due to Coronavirus was reported on September 22nd. The total number of deaths in the county since the start of the pandemic is 831. There have been four deaths in September thus far. There were seven deaths during August, 21 in July, and 106 in June

The 14-day PCR positivity rate as of September 18th is 2.79%. On September 11th it was 3.18%. This percentage had been growing slightly since a mid-August low of 2.47%. It is now down 0.46% from September 9th when it was 3.25%. Having this percentage below 5% is considered to have the virus under control.

As of September 22nd at noon, hospitalizations due to Coronavirus in Montgomery County are at 24 according to state data. This is up by two from September 19th. Four patients currently require a ventilator. On September 11th the number of patients was 41 and on September 14th there were 29.

Locally, here are the current numbers:

  • Conshohocken is at 66 cases, which is one more than since September 18th. There have been no deaths.
  • West Conshohocken is at 12 cases, which is no change. There have been no deaths
  • Plymouth Township is at 215 cases, which is seven cases more than since September 18th. There have been seven deaths.
  • Whitemarsh Township is at 235 cases, which is four more than since September 18th. There have been 23 deaths.

You can view all of the latest data here.