Montgomery County’s COVID-19 data hub shows that were 24 cases of Coronavirus on September 16th, 64 on September 17th, and 61 on September 18th. The total number of cases countywide since the start of the pandemic is now 11,633.
No deaths were reported. The total number of deaths in the county since the start of the pandemic is 830. There have been three deaths in September thus far. There were seven deaths during August, 21 in July, and 106 in June
The 14-day PCR positivity rate as of September 11th is 3.18%. The percentage has grown slightly since a mid-August low of 2.47%. It is slightly down from September 9th when it was 3.25%. Having this percentage below 5% is considered having the virus under control.
As of September 19th at noon, hospitalizations due to Coronavirus is at 22 in Montgomery County according to state data. Six patients require a ventilator. The number of hospitalizations has decreased during September. On September 11th the number was 41 and on September 14th there were 29.
|DATE||Daily Positive Test Results|
|14 DAY AVERAGE||44.35714286|
|14 DAY TOTAL||621|
|14 Day AVERAGE GOAL||30|
Over the past 14 days, the number of cases has increased by 17 over the previous 14 days. Over the last seven days, the number of cases has increased by seven over the previous seven days.
The numbers being reported by the county are actually going down after they are initially reported. The original numbers from September 11th to September 15th totaled 224. As of this morning (September 21st), those days now total 197, a 27 case decrease.
Last week, MoreThanTheCurve.com inquired about this and it was shared that out-of-county college students who are testing positives are using their home address in Montgomery County when registering to be tested. Contact tracing is then switching the address to the county where they go to college and Montgomery County’s cases are reduced.
The local data is as follows:
- Ambler is at 169 cases. There have been 16 deaths
- Lower Gwynedd is at 184. There have been 35 deaths
- Upper Dublin is at 288 cases. There have been 17 deaths
- Whitpain is at 203 cases. There have been 14 deaths
You can view all of the latest data here.