Mid-month Coronavirus report for the local area

Since our last update on October 6th, Montgomery County officials report that there were 45 new cases of Coronavirus on October 7th, 47 on October 8th, 56 on October 9th, 62 on October 10th, 43 on October 11th, 28 on October 12th, 52 on October 13th, 46 on October 14th, and 49 on October 15th. This brings the countywide total since the start of the pandemic to 12,694.

Since October 1st, there have been four deaths due to Coronavirus reported. There was one on October 5th, two on October 6th, and one on October 13th. There were a total of six deaths in September, one less than the seven reported in August. There were 21 deaths in July, and 106 in June. The four deaths in October brings the total number of deaths countywide since the start of the pandemic to 837.

The 14-day PCR positivity rate remains low in Montgomery County. As of October 9th it is 2.29%. It has been under 3% since mid September. Having this number before 5% is considered having the virus under control.

Hospitalizations due to Coronavirus in Montgomery County totals 43 patients as of October 15th at noon. There are seven patients who require a ventilator

DATEDaily Positive Test Results

14 DAY AVERAGE44.92857143

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The most recent 14-day average of the number of cases is 135 more than the 14-days prior. The most recent seven-day average is 43 more than the previous seven days.

Locally, here are the current numbers:

  • Abington is at 895 cases, which is 39 more than since October 6th. There have been 70 deaths
  • Cheltenham is 749 cases, which is 22 more than since October 6th. There have been 54 deaths
  • Jenkintown is at 39 cases, which is no change since October 6th. There have been no deaths
  • Springfield is at 676 cases, which is seven more than since October 6th. There have been 91 deaths
  • Rockledge is at 25 cases, which is three more than since October 6th. There has been one death

You can view all of the latest data here.