July 16 COVID-19 Update: Cases on Slight Uptick in Montgomery County;
Montgomery County reported 78 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last seven days (July 7-13th) bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 59,350 countywide since March 7, 2020.
There are currently 13 people hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals due to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Of those COVID-19 patients, 1 person is on a ventilator.
There is one new COVID-19 death reported in Montgomery County since July 7th, 2021. The current total deaths are numbered at 1,333 in Montgomery County, since March 7, 2020.
- The COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone age 16 and over who lives or works in Montgomery County, as well as the Pfizer vaccine for teens aged 12-15.
- Anyone under the age of 18 attending a COVID-19 vaccination clinic must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- To register for an appointment, visit here.
- Weekly schedule is also noted under this link.
- Residents are encouraged to check the county’s frequently asked questions webpage on the COVID-19 vaccine, which is being updated weekly.
- Call: 833-875-3967, Monday – Saturday (8:00am – 8:00pm)
In Montgomery County, 54,991 people have been partially vaccinated, and 406,561 have been fully vaccinated.
In Pennsylvania, approximately 11,357,206 total vaccines have been administered.
The following is an update in COVID-19 data from Montgomery County’s neighboring counties, as provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
As of July 15, 2021:
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update:
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 273 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the last week, bringing the statewide total to 1,214,927 cases.
There are 243 people currently hospitalized due to severe COVID-19 symptoms, with 55 of those people in intensive care.
There were 13 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the State over the weekend, bringing the State’s total death registry to 27,772.
Federal data representing all 67 counties:
- According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, July 13, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
- According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, July 13, 61.3% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated and the state ranks 20th among all 50 states for second doses administered by percentage of population.
Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health’s vaccine jurisdiction:
- Pennsylvania’s vaccine dashboard was updated on Friday, July 9 to more accurately reflect the number of people who are partially and fully vaccinated in each county outside of Philadelphia, along with demographics of those receiving vaccine.
- Vaccine providers have administered 11,357,206 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, July 14.
- 5,574,566 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 11,200 people per day receiving vaccinations.
The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance to wearing a mask where required by law, rule and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance.
For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated, are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
- Clean surfaces frequently.
- Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
- If you must go out, please wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.
COVID-19 Testing in Montgomery County: