Schwenksville, Trappe Present New COVID Cases

Schwenksville, Trappe Present New COVID Cases

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh (at top right) and a sign language interpreter during Wednesday’s 3 p.m. press conference held in Eagleville PA

EAGLEVILLE PA – One resident of Schwenksville, and another of Trappe were reported Wednesday (March 25, 2020) as the first confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in those two municipalities, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners‘ Chair Dr. Valerie Arkoosh said during a daily press conference about the spreading disease.

The Schwenksville case is a 43-year-old female; the Trappe case, a 30-year-old male. To ensure the patients’ privacy, the county did not provide names or addresses. It also said it was unknown how either contracted the disease, or whether they had been hospitalized. Two other municipalities, Lansdale and Ambler, also were sites of first-time cases, Arkoosh said.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the county reported a total of 219 confirmed cases, of which 217 are active. Two persons stricken by the disease have succumbed to it; the latest is an 84-year-old Abington man who had underlying health issues and was hospitalized for a brief period before his death, Arkoosh said. She offered the commissioners’ condolences to their families.

In addition to the new cases, a coronavirus map on the county’s datahub website shows that within The Posts’ circulation area:

  • Four active cases each have been identified in Pottstown, Limerick, Upper Providence, and Perkiomen;
  • Three each in Collegeville, and Skippack;
  • Two each in Lower Pottsgrove, Lower Salford, Upper Frederick, and New Hanover; and
  • One each in Royersford, and Douglass.

None are reported so far in Lower Frederick, Upper Salford, Upper Hanover, or Pennsburg.

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