2nd COVID Case in Schwenksville; 1st, Salford
SCHWENKSVILLE PA – A second case of coronavirus infection has been confirmed in the borough of Schwenksville, according to a Montgomery County COVID-19 datahub map, and a first-ever case in Salford Township also was identified during a Friday (March 27, 2020) outbreak press conference by county commissioners.
As of Friday afternoon, the county had recorded 371 positive cases, of which 367 were active and four had died. The fourth death attributed to the disease was a 95-year-old Cheltenham man who was hospitalized when he succumbed, Commissioners Chair Dr. Valerie Arkoosh said during the media gathering in the county Emergency Operations Center in Eagleville.
The map and accompanying statistics at the datahub website shows that within The Posts’ circulation area:
- Eleven active cases have been identified in Upper Providence, up seven since Wednesday (March 25);
- Eight in Limerick, up four;
- Six in Skippack, up three;
- Five in Pottstown, up one;
- Four each in Perkiomen, unchanged; and Lower Salford, up two;
- Three each in Collegeville, unchanged; and Upper Frederick, up one;
- Two each in Lower Pottsgrove, unchanged; and New Hanover, unchanged; and
- One each in Upper Pottsgrove, up one; West Pottsgrove, up one; Upper Hanover, up one; Royersford, unchanged; and Douglass, unchanged.
None are reported so far in Lower Frederick, Upper Salford, or Pennsburg.
The virus rate of spread underscored an even greater need for social distancing, and having residents stay at home, Arkoosh emphasized. “Please, for the sake of all of us, for the sake of your parents and grandparents, for the sake of people who have underlying medical conditions, or who are immunocompromised, please stay home,” she said.
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