One day Coronavirus case total for Montgomery County tops 100 for first time since late May

Since our last update on October 26th, Montgomery County’s COVID-19 data hub reports that there were 83 new cases of Coronavirus on October 27th, 90 on October 28th, and 114 on October 29th. These new cases bring the total countywide since the start of the pandemic to 13,643.

No deaths were reported over these three days. The total number of deaths countywide since the start of the pandemic is 838.

The 14-day PCR Positivity Rate as of October 23rd is 3.12%, which is up from 2.28% on October 16th. Having this number under 5% is considering having the virus under control.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s data hub shows that there are 63 hospitalizations due to Coronavirus in Montgomery County as of October 29th at noon. There are seven patients who require a ventilator.

“The predicted COVID-19 fall surge has arrived in Montgomery County. We continue to see an increase in confirmed positive COVID-19 cases across all age groups,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “As the weather gets cooler and more events move indoors, we are likely to see increased transmission in our community. We must all continue to take common-sense steps to minimize the spread of this very contagious virus. Please wear a mask when near non-household contacts, avoid social gatherings, get tested if you need or want to, fully cooperate if you receive a call from a contact tracer, and download the COVID Alert PA app onto your phone. Working together, we can suppress the spread of COVID-19 in Montgomery County.”

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The number of cases from the most recent 14 days is 350 more than the 14-days prior. The most recent seven days is 249 more than the previous seven days.

Locally, here are the current numbers:

  • Ambler is at 184 cases, which is no change since October 26th. There have been 16 deaths
  • Lower Gwynedd is at 205, which is one more than since October 26th. There have been 35 deaths
  • Upper Dublin is at 373 cases, which is seven more than since October 26th. There have been 20 deaths
  • Whitpain is at 242 cases, which is four more than since October 26th. There have been 15 deaths

You can view all of the latest data here.

You can watch the latest briefing from Montgomery County below: