Number of positive test results drops, but it is likely due to hiccup in the testing process

Montgomery County officials announced today that there are 69 new positive cases of Coronavirus in the county. That brings the total to 2,989 countywide. County Commission Dr. Val Arkoosh shared that it is believed that the county received very few results back from the county testing site and that is why the number of positive tests since yesterday is so low (69 today vs. 184 yesterday).

The number of deaths stands at 182, which is an increase of eight since yesterday. There have not been any new local deaths. The local data is as follows:

  • Conshohocken is at 23 cases, which is one less than yesterday
    • There have been zero deaths in Conshohocken
  • Whitemarsh is at 81 cases, which is the same as yesterday
    • There have been nine deaths overall in Whitemarsh
  • Plymouth is at 68 cases, which is three more than yesterday
    • There have been four deaths overall in Plymouth
  • West Conshohocken has two cases, which is the same as yesterday
    • There have been zero deaths in West Conshohocken

On the long-term care facility front, 83 facilities have at least one positive case. One facility has 76 to 80 cases. There are 787 cases among residents at long-term care facilities in Montgomery County, and 377 among the staff. Note that not all of the residents and staff are counted as Montgomery County residents. In regards to deaths, 107 out of the 182 deaths in the county are tied to a long-term care facility (the 107 represents Montgomery County residents).

You can find all the data from the county here.

You can watch today’s press conference below:

Posted by Montgomery County, PA on Tuesday, April 21, 2020