Montgomery County adds 202 coronavirus cases, 4 deaths
NORRISTOWN – Montgomery County recorded another 202 cases of COVID-19 and four deaths over a period of two days while the public health crisis continues to remain present locally.
According to data from the County COVID-19 Online Database, the case count for residents of Montgomery County was carried out from October 26 to 27. Of the 202 cases, one was from a long-term care facility and another was from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville.
There have been 70,789 cases and 1,391 deaths reported in Montgomery County since the coronavirus was first detected locally in March 2020.
There are 114 hospital patients in Montgomery County medical facilities, 17 of which require ventilator use, according to county data.
Montgomery County’s incidence rate over the “past seven days” has been reported at 111.8 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population, according to figures from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard. The county’s PCR positivity rate for the “most recent seven days” was 5.6%.
As for COVID-19 vaccination statistics, 461,500 county residents have been fully vaccinated, while 67,472 people received their first injection, according to state health department data. In addition, 35,842 others have received an additional dose since August 13.
Montgomery County Commissioners Chairperson Dr Val Arkoosh told a county commissioners meeting on Oct. 21 that 84.33% of eligible residents, ages 12 and older, received at least one dose COVID-19 vaccine.
“We continue to urge all who are eligible to get vaccinated,” she said.
Arkoosh added that 87% of workers in Montgomery County have been “fully vaccinated as of this week.” County officials have demanded employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly tests. There are approximately 2,800 people employed by Montgomery County.
Arkoosh noted that Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available at county-run clinics in King of Prussia, Norristown, Pottstown and Willow Grove. For more information on third doses, booster shots, and immunization clinic schedules, visit montcopa.org/covid-19vaccine.
Arkoosh added that flu shots are also available at county COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
“You can get the flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time,” she said.
Those interested can also register for free COVID-19 test from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday at the following locations:
- Ardmore: 114 W. Lancaster Ave. in Ardmore
- Green Lane: Intersection of Deep Creek and Snyder Roads in Green Lane
- Norristown: 1401 DeKalb St. in Norristown
- Pottstown: 364 King Street in Pottstown
- Willow Grove: 2522 W. Moreland Road in Willow Grove
People living, working, and educated in Montgomery County are eligible to get a free COVID-19 test. Those interested can book an appointment online at 7 a.m. each day, or by calling 610-970-2937 at 8:30 a.m. each day.
In the remaining cases, 225 grants were awarded to organizations through the MontcoStrong Nonprofit Resilience Grants Program 2021, according to Montgomery County Commissioners Vice President Ken Lawrence Jr.
“This funding is to be used to help nonprofit agencies that have suffered disruption and financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Lawrence said last week. “Non-profit organizations that provide assistance with food, health care, housing, childcare, mental health resources, elder care, etc. are essential to restoring our communities as we move towards greater normalcy. ”
According to Lawrence, $ 5 million was made available by the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority for the county’s program in July, which added that the application period ended on August 10. Nearly 300 applications were submitted.
Lawrence pointed out several eligibility differences from the 2020 program, including “types of organizations” and “grant amount. [an] organization could apply.
He added that the money was to be “used for operational expenses” and “paid out between” January 1 and October 31. Since 2020, $ 11.3 million has been allocated to the county’s nonprofit program and an additional $ 31.2 million to help small businesses. , according to Laurent.
For more information on program criteria and eligibility, visit the Montgomery County Department of Commerce website at montcopa.org/commerce.