County Coronavirus Cases Total 8,067 on Tuesday

Gingerly handling samples (at top) June 2 at an outdoor coronavirus testing center

NORRISTOWN PA – Montgomery County officials reported Tuesday (June 23, 2020) that 27 additional individuals tested positive for coronavirus, and four have died of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 8,067 cases and 785 deaths. In the county’s western portion, the totals of reported test-positive cases continued to be led by Upper Providence, followed by Pottstown, and Limerick.

With the county poised to enter Gov. Tom Wolf’s least-restrictive “green phase” for public movement and business operations Friday (June 26), county Board of Commissioners’ Chair Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh said its Department of Health “expanded our contact tracing efforts.” They now include a call-back phone number for individuals who may have missed earlier calls regarding their results or status.

The 27 newest test-positive cases are from 12 municipalities. Their ages ranged from 20-97 years old; 20 were females and seven males; and among them two were not currently hospitalized, one was known to be in a hospital, and the status of the remaining 24 was unknown.

Of the four individuals who died, their ages ranged from 71-91 years old; two each were female and male; and three lived in long-term care facilities.

Locally, highest positive tests in Upper Providence, Pottstown, Limerick

In western Montgomery County municipalities covered by The Post, county data shows reported test-positive case totals as of Tuesday include:

  • Upper Providence, 193
  • Pottstown, 135,
  • Limerick, 93,
  • Lower Salford, 74,
  • Skippack, 62,
  • Lower Pottsgrove, 46,
  • Douglass (Montgomery), 41,
  • Perkiomen, 39,
  • New Hanover, 39,
  • Royersford, 29,
  • Trappe, 26,
  • Lower Frederick, 22,
  • Upper Pottsgrove, 21,
  • Collegeville, 16,
  • West Pottsgrove, 15,
  • East Greenville, 13,
  • Salford, 13,
  • Upper Salford, 11,
  • Schwenksville, 10,
  • Upper Frederick, 10,
  • Pennsburg, 8, and
  • Green Lane, 3.

The county has opened coronavirus testing so anyone who needs or wants to be tested can be tested, whether or not they have symptoms. COVID-19 testing through the county is available, weather permitting, by appointment only, and as supplies allow in Pottstown, Norristown and Blue Bell.

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