Montgomery County officials announced today during a press conference that there are 182 new positive cases of Coronavirus in Montgomery County since yesterday. She noted that this number includes 119 inmates and 11 staff members from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. The total number of positive cases in the county now sits at 3,865.
The state currently reports 4,043 positive cases in Montgomery County. We explained this difference in an article earlier today.
Also announced were 13 new deaths. That brings the countywide total to 233. The number of probable deaths is an additional 112 (deceased did not have a lab test). There were no new local deaths.
The local data is as follows:
- Conshohocken is at 27 cases, which is one more than yesterday
- There have been zero deaths overall in Conshohocken
- Whitemarsh is at 104 cases, which is the same as yesterday
- There have been nine deaths overall in Whitemarsh
- Plymouth is at 76 cases, which is the same as yesterday
- There have been four deaths overall in Plymouth
- West Conshohocken has three cases, which is the same as yesterday
- There have been zero deaths in West Conshohocken
Within the long-term care facilities in Montgomery County, 90 facilities report at least one positive case. There are 1,037 residents and 427 staff members who have tested positive. Not all are Montgomery County residents.
Last Thursday and Friday, 942 inmates and 307 staff members, and 61 healthcare workers at the Montgomery County Correction Facility were tested. All of the tests are back for the inmates and 171 were found to be positive (18%). The county has received 337 of the tests back for staff and healthcare workers and 15 staff members and two healthcare workers have tested positive.
Below is a chart of the number of positive tests over 14 days as reported by the county. While we were told that the state data (which is higher) was the number to be used, we also confirmed with the state that it is cleaning up its data. The county does this before it releases a number each day (it takes the date from state and checks for dupes and non-Montco residents). Due to this, the numbers should eventually correspond.
|Date||Daily Positive Test Results|
|14 Day Total||1,755|
|14 Day Average||125|
|14 Day Average Goal to Reopen||30|
** On April 21st, County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh stated that the number was likely low due to an issue with receiving results back from the county’s testing site. It was never clarified if the number was correct or if any positive results were lumped in on another date.
*** The county’s testing site in Blue Bell reopened on April 16th and could be the reason this date is higher than others.
**** Includes includes 119 inmates and 11 staff members from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility
You can find the latest data from the county here.
You can watch today’s press conference below: