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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Montgomery County Reports 2,725 New COVID-19 Cases and 52 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from January 6 to 12, 2021. Over the past week, 2,725 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, and 52 people died of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 37,651 cases and 1,080 deaths.  

Fourteen of the individuals who died of COVID-19 resided in a long-term care facility. Of the new cases, 67 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.

The Montgomery County OPH is vaccinating qualifying healthcare staff at a public vaccination clinic hosted by Montgomery County Community College. Due to the limited supply of vaccine at this time, only people in the CDC defined 1A category who live or work in Montgomery County will be given appointments. Appointment slots are limited and are available by reservation only. Walk-up registration is not accepted. To learn more about the 1A criteria or request an appointment, visit www.montcopa.org/covid-19vaccine.

“At this time, Montgomery County is still only vaccinating frontline healthcare workers in Phase 1A,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “We continue to ask for everyone’s patience due to our limited quantity of the COVID-19 vaccine. Because our supply is limited, we do not have a timeline for when we will be able to start vaccinating people in other phases.”

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.

COVID-19 Testing Sites Schedule: 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. 

This Saturday, January 16, the Lansdale testing site will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Saturday testing, appointments can be reserved online only starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 15.

All Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

COVID-19 Media Briefing: The next press briefing on COVID-19 cases and mitigation efforts will be held Wednesday, January 13, 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.

For all other COVID-19 resources in Montgomery County, please visit https://www.montcopa.org/COVID-19.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

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