Over 50 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Montco as Statewide Numbers Continue to Rise

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As of Friday Oct. 16, The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,566 new positive cases of COVID-19 across the state, according to the Department’s website, bringing the State’s total positive cases to 179,086.

Of those 1,566 new positive cases statewide, Montgomery County reported 52, according to the county’s COVID-19 website. The 52 new positive cases pushed the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County to 12,741 countywide.

Of those 12,741 COVID cases, 6,650 are females, 6,009 are males, and 46 are unknown. The average age of individuals with COVID-19 across the county is 48.0996 years-old.

There were 25 new COVID-19 deaths reported across State of Pennsylvania, bringing the State’s total death toll to 8,457. However, with no new deaths reported in Montgomery County, Montco’s death toll remains at 837.

Here is the breakdown of Montgomery County COVID-19 cases and deaths by municipality:

Municipality # of Total Cases # of Total Deaths
Norristown 1255 55
Lower Merion 934 84
Abington 898 70
Cheltenham 753 54
Springfield 677 91
Lower Providence 672 9
Upper Moreland 389 29
East Norriton 365 35
Horsham 352 38
Upper Merion 342 16
Upper Dublin 337 20
Montgomery 327 30
Upper Providence 307 54
Lower Moreland 301 13
Lansdale 298 31
Whitemarsh 271 23
Hatfield Township 246 3
Pottstown 244 3
Plymouth Township 242 7
Whitpain 222 15
Limerick 213 0
West Norriton 209 6
Upper Gwynedd 200 38
Lower Gwynedd 197 35
Towamencin 196 27
Ambler 177 16
Lower Salford 169 1
Skippack 165 6
Franconia 126 12
Worcester 120 4
Souderton 102 0
Lower Pottsgrove 101 0
New Hanover 92 0
Perkiomen 92 0
Upper Hanover 86 0
Conshohocken 85 0
Douglass 84 2
Bridgeport 69 1
Trappe 62 1
Royersford 61 0
Hatboro 60 1
Upper Pottsgrove 54 1
Lower Frederick 51 0
Collegeville 46 0
Pennsburg 43 4
Telford 43 0
Hatfield Borough 41 0
Jenkintown 39 0
North Wales 36 0
Narberth 35 0
West Pottsgrove 26 0
East Greenville 26 0
Upper Frederick 26 0
Rockledge 25 1
Upper Salford 23 0
Salford 22 1
Schwenksville 20 0
Marlborough 18 0
Red Hill 13 0
West Conshohocken 12 0
Bryn Athyn 4 0
Green Lane 4 0


COVID-19 Alert PA App

In addition to following state guidelines, such as wearing a mask in all businesses, washing hands frequently, and practicing social distancing, The Pennsylvania Department of Health has launched the COVID-19 Alert PA app as an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Alert PA app uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS) by Apple and Google. Upon downloading the COVID-19 Alert PA app, the user has the option to receive notifications if they have potentially been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19

Users can aid in fighting the spread of COVID-19 by opting to report to the Pennsylvania Department of Health through the app daily if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. In response, the app will provide information on what to do and allow the user to track their symptoms.

The app also provides users with the latest facts and figures on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.

COVID-19 Testing

Montgomery County’s testing sites are by appointment only, do not require a vehicle and are self-administered.

Operations are as follows:

Ardmore – 114 W. Lancaster Ave

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 4pm-6pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 12pm-2pm

Register Here

Green Lane – 2144 Snyder Rd

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 4pm-6pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 12pm-2pm

Register Here

Lansdale – 421 W. Main St

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 4pm-6pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 12pm-2pm

Register Here

Norristown – 1401 Dekalb Pike

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 3pm-5pm

Register Here

Pottstown – 364 King St

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 12pm-2pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 4pm-6pm

Register Here

Willow Grove – 1678 Fairview Ave

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 12pm-2pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 4pm-6pm

Register Here

Additional testing sites, many of which operate over the weekend, can be found here.

COVID-19 contact tracing efforts are ongoing and are critical to slowing the spread of the disease. The County has partnered with ACLAMO, Family Services of Montgomery County, Montgomery County OIC, and Visiting Nurses Association Community Services to help with contact tracing efforts.

Individuals who have been tested or identified as a direct contact of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has received a call from any of our community partners may return the call to 610.278.5923 to find out their results or status. All information discussed on the call is strictly confidential and is only used to trace COVID-19 cases.

Have more questions about being tested for COVID-19 in Montgomery County like ‘Do I need an appointment?’ or ‘Do I need insurance?’ Check out the County’s testing Q&A page here.