Montgomery County records 643 new cases of Coronavirus in a single day

Montgomery County’s COVID-19 dashboard reports that 643 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded on December 3rd. This record-breaking one-day total follows 392 cases (which set a record itself) reported on December 2nd and 191 on December 1st.

During the initial months of the pandemic (March, April, and May), the highest one-day total was 200. Starting on November 11th, it has topped 200 on most days. The total number of cases countywide since the start of the pandemic is now 22,029.

Thus far in December, there have been eight deaths due to Coronavirus (five on December 1st, two on December 2nd, and one on December 3rd). There were 33 deaths in November, which is up from a total of six in October. The number of deaths countywide since the start of the pandemic is 879.

The 14-day PCR positive rate is 8.29 as of November 28th, which is up from 8.02% as of November 25th. Having this number at 5% or under is considered suppression of the virus.

In regards to hospitalizations, there are currently 405 patients in Montgomery County hospitals due to Coronavirus, which is up from 342 on November 30th. Forty-four of the current patients requires a ventilator, which is up from 41 on November 30th.

During a press briefing on December 2nd, Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh stressed that the county’s hospitals are facing “critical limits” regarding staff due to increasing exposures and most hospitals are at or near capacity impacting resulting in the diverting of emergency care and the cancelation of scheduled surgeries.

DATEDaily Positive Test Results
14 DAY AVERAGE311.7857143
14 DAY TOTAL4365

The number of cases from the most recent 14 days is 1,164 more than the 14-days prior. The most recent seven days is 373 more than the previous seven days.

Locally, here are the current numbers:

  • Conshohocken is at 173 cases, which is 10 more than since November 30th. There have been no deaths.
  • West Conshohocken is at 24 cases, which is two more than since November 30th. There have been no deaths
  • Plymouth Township is at 429 cases, which is 25 more than since November 30th. There have been nine deaths
  • Whitemarsh Township is at 459 cases, which is 26 more than since November 30th. There have been 23 deaths.

You can view all of the latest data here.

You can watch the county’s December 3rd press briefing below.