Montgomery County officials have reported that there were 40 cases of Coronavirus on July 21st and 59 on July 22nd. County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh clarified that the July 22nd number involved tests taken over a broad period of time and a lag in receiving back results contributed to a higher number for this one day. The total number of countywide cases since the start of the pandemic is now 9,150.
No new confirmed deaths were reported for these two dates. The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic remains at 817. There have been 17 deaths reported in July.
The county’s hospitals report that there are 55 patients being treated for Coronavirus with 21% requiring a ventilator.
It was also reported that positive cases in long-term care facilities now average one per day.
|DATE||Daily Positive Test Results||Goal to Move to Yellow Phase|
|14 DAY AVERAGE||38.35714286|
|14 DAY TOTAL||537|
|14 Day AVERAGE GOAL||30|
The two charts above show the number of positive cases reported over the past 14 days. The number of cases over the past 14 days is 17 more than the previous 14 days. The number of cases over the past seven days has increased by 63 over the previous seven days.
Please note that in the below video of the July 22nd press conference, Dr. Arkoosh shows (starting at 11:00) another chart that offers the data by the date the test was taken vs. the date the result was reported. This shows a declining number of cases and another chart shows a declining positivity rate (currently 3.5%).
Here is the latest local data:
- Conshohocken is at 48 cases, which is no change since July 20th. There have been no deaths.
- West Conshohocken is at nine cases, which is no change since July 20th. There have been no deaths
- Plymouth Township is at 148 cases, which is two more than since July 20th. There have been seven deaths.
- Whitemarsh Township is at 170 cases, which is two more than since July 20th. There have been 23 deaths.
You can view the latest data from the county here.
You can watch the press conference below: