Montgomery County officials announced via a press release on Tuesday, January 16th that 18 additional individuals have tested positive for Coronavirus and one individual who died bringing the countywide total to 7,864 cases and 778 confirmed deaths. Two of the new cases are in long-term care facilities.
“In an effort to focus on early detection and containment of any new outbreaks, the County has eliminated restrictions for testing so that anyone who needs or wants to be tested can be tested, whether or not they have symptoms. We have also expanded our contact tracing efforts to include a call back number for those who may have missed the call from our Department of Health regarding their results or status,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “As the coronavirus continues to remain in our community, each of us must be personally responsible for our actions and work together to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in Montgomery County.”
Data on hospitalizations on probable deaths was not included in the press release.
|DATE||Daily Positive Test Results||Goal to Move to Yellow Phase|
|14 DAY TOTAL||744|||
|14 DAY AVERAGE||53.14285714|||
|14 Day AVERAGE GOAL||30|||
The two charts above show the number of new positive cases over the past 14 days. The number of cases has declined by 380 in comparison to the previous 14 days. While the state has abandoned the formula of needing to have an average of no more than 30 cases per day over 14-days to reach the yellow phase of reopening, the charts show that we are still 23 cases off that original benchmark.
The local data is as follows:
- Ambler is at 127 cases, which is no change
- There have been 16 deaths
- Lower Gwynedd is at 153 cases, which is no change
- There have been 31 deaths
- Upper Dublin is at 168 cases, which is no change
- There have been 18 deaths
- Whitpain is at 125 cases, which is one less than June 15
- There have been 14 deaths
You can view all the county’s data here.