No noticeable spike in cases of Coronavirus 11 days after Christmas

Since our last update on December 29th, Montgomery County’s COVID-19 data hub reports that there have been 2,015 new cases of Coronavirus in the county (see daily numbers below in grid). This brings the total number of cases countywide since the start of the pandemic to 34,456.

The number of cases from the most recent 14 days has decreased by 989 versus the previous 14 days. Cases from the most recent seven days have decreased by 149 versus the previous seven days.

It is now 11 days since Christmas and there has yet to be a noticeable spike. After Thanksgiving the daily number of cases reached over 600 on two days.

DATEDaily Positive Test Results

14 DAY AVERAGE341.0714286

14 DAY TOTAL4775
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There have been 22 deaths due to Coronavirus reported between December 30th and January 4th. This brings the total number of deaths countywide since the start of the pandemic is 1,024.

The 14-day PCR positivity rate is 10.55% as of December 26th, which is slightly up from 10.24% as of December 24th. Having this number at 5% or under is considered suppression of the virus.

Hospitalizations remain virtually unchanged since December 29th when there were 443 patients in Montgomery County hospitals due to Coronavirus. As of December 4th, there are 445 patients. In mid-December, there were more than 540 patients in county hospitals. The number of Coronavirus patients in the ICU is 94 as of January 4th and 50 of those patients require a ventilator.

Locally, here are the current numbers:

  • Ambler is at 344 cases, which is 15 more than since December 29th. There have been 16 deaths
  • Lower Gwynedd is at 426, which is 18 more than since December 29th. There have been 36 deaths
  • Upper Dublin is at 871 cases, which is 30 more than since December 29th. There have been 24 deaths
  • Whitpain is at 619 cases, which is 38 more than since December 28th. There have been 17 deaths

You can view all of the latest data here.