Deaths attributed to Coronavirus in Montgomery County now top 1,000 according to the Montgomery County COVID-19 datahub. As of December 29th, there have been a total of 1,002 deaths across the county. Since our last report on data through December 22nd, there have been five deaths reported on December 23rd, six on December 24th, 20 on December 28th, and three on December 29th.
The number of positive cases is trending down since the spike attributed to the Thanksgiving holiday. The number of cases from the most recent 14 days has decreased by 503 versus the previous 14 days. Cases from the most recent seven days have decreased by 243 versus the previous seven days.
|DATE||Daily Positive Test Results|
|14 DAY AVERAGE||353.9285714|
|14 DAY TOTAL||4955|
The 14-day PCR positivity rate is 10.24% as of December 24th, down from 11.25% as of December 17th. Having this number at 5% or under is considered suppression of the virus.
In regards to hospitalizations, as of December 29th, there are 443 patients in Montgomery County hospitals due to Coronavirus. This is slightly down from the 450 patients on December 22nd, and down by more than 100 patients from the 546 patients in the county’s hospitals on December 14th. There are currently 105 patients in the ICU, with 61 of those patients requiring a ventilator.
Locally, here are the current numbers:
- Ambler is at 329 cases, which is 22 more than since December 14th. There have been 16 deaths
- Lower Gwynedd is at 408, which is 46 more than since December 14th. There have been 36 deaths, which is one more than since December 14th
- Upper Dublin is at 841 cases, which is 115 more than since December 14th. There have been 24 deaths, which is one more than since December 14th
- Whitpain is at 581 cases, which is 90 more than since December 14th. There have been 17 deaths, which is one more than since December 14th
You can view all of the latest data here.