NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health
(OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 16 to December 22, 2020. Over the past week, 2,609 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, and 27 people died of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 30,085 cases and 968 deaths.
Nine of the individuals who died of COVID-19 resided in a long-term care facility. Of the new cases, 129 of the new cases are in long-term care facilities. None of the reported positive COVID-19 cases resulted from antibody testing. More information is included in the linked weekly report
“This week we saw the first doses of the vaccine given to our frontline hospital workers in Montgomery County. As we continue to vaccinate the frontline workforce of our community, everyone should be hopeful that in a few short months this safe and effective vaccine will be available for all our residents,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “As a reminder, the safest way to celebrate winter holidays is with the people you live with. If you gather with others, please remember to choose outdoor or well-ventilated spaces and wear a mask that covers both your mouth and nose. Stay at least 6 feet apart from people you don’t live with, and wash your hands often.”
A full breakdown of all Montgomery County COVID-19 cases can be found on the COVID-19 Data Hub
. The Hub hosts the County’s COVID-19 maps, data, and charts that show the number of daily cases and deaths related to COVID-19, including hospitalizations and ventilator use. There is also demographic information on cases by age, gender and race.
Holiday COVID-19 Testing Sites Schedule: Due to the upcoming holiday schedule the following changes are being made to the COVID-19 testing site schedule:
- Thursday, December 24: All sites open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday, December 25: All testing sites CLOSED
- Saturday, December 26: Ardmore location open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Thursday, December 31: All testing sites open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday, January 1: All testing sites CLOSED
- Saturday, January 2: Pottstown location open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Under normal conditions, Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites are open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at six locations across the County weather permitting. Testing is available to anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Montgomery County. Appointments can be made weekdays starting at 7 a.m. online
or starting at 8:30 a.m. by calling (610) 970-2937. For Saturday testing, appointments can be reserved online only starting at 7 p.m. on Friday.
No-Cost Flu Shots:
The Montgomery County Office of Public Health continues to offer appointment-only flu shots
. Flu shots are available at no cost to anyone age 6 months and older who live, work, or go to school in Montgomery County. Residents can call (610) 278-5145 to make an appointment at the Norristown Public Health Center, 1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19404 (Entrance on DeKalb Street).
COVID-19 Media Briefing:
The next press briefing on COVID-19 cases and mitigation efforts will be held Wednesday, December 23, at 3 p.m. A link for media to register will be announced through a media advisory. It will be streamed live to the public on Montgomery County’s Facebook page
and a recording will be uploaded on the County’s Public Safety YouTube channel