Saturday in MontCo: 888 Total COVID-19 Cases

EAGLEVILLE PA – Three additional deaths attributable to coronavirus COVID-19 have occurred in Montgomery County, bringing the total number of fatalities to 18 as of Saturday (April 4, 2020) when county commissioners held their daily briefing on the disease outbreak.

Two of the deaths, both on Wednesday (April 1), involved males from Springfield Township, ages 70 and 89, commission Chair Dr. Valerie Arkoosh reported; the third, on Friday (April 3), occurred in Horsham Township and involved a 74-year-old female.

A total of 888 people have tested positive for infection by coronavirus, commissioners said. Among then are 110 individuals included for the first time in Saturday’s statistics. They range in age from 5- to 94-years-old, are equally divided between 55 males and 55 females, and of them six are known to be hospitalized, 13 are not hospitalized, and the status of the remaining 91 is unknown, they added.

Also as of Saturday, among all infected:

  • Four are residents of Lower Pottsgrove, and one each in Upper and West Pottsgrove;
  • 13 in Pottstown;
  • 23 in Upper Providence, 13 in Limerick, and three in Royersford;
  • 13 in Perkiomen, 11 each in Lower Salford and Skippack, five in Collegeville, four in Upper Frederick, two in Schwenksville, one each in Trappe and Upper Salford; and none in Lower Frederick; and
  • Six in New Hanover, and three in Douglass.

Of those most recently reported, county figures indicate, 24 individuals were between the ages of 50 and 59, 21 between 30 and 39, 17 between 60 and 69, 16 between 40 and 49, 10 each between 70 and 79 and between 20 and 29, eight between 70 and 79, and three between 90 and 99. There were no reports Saturday of infected individuals between ages 0 and 9, or 10 and 19.

Drive-through testing was scheduled to continue Sunday (today, April 5) at the county’s testing location on Temple University’s Ambler Campus in Upper Dublin Township. No treatment is being given on-site. Testing is available by appointment only, for individuals who meet the required criteria and as testing supplies allow. For more information or to register for an appointment, call Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. to 610-631-3000, or visit the county website here.

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