County Coronavirus Cases Saturday Totaled 5,790

NORRISTOWN PA – “Personal sacrifices … made by Montgomery County residents” have helped create a downward trend in the number of test-positive coronavirus cases reported daily, as well as in the number of people who are said to have died from complications caused by COVID-19, county commissioners’ Chair Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh said Saturday (May 16, 2020).

To date, according to Arkoosh, the county has tallied a total of 5,790 cases and 474 deaths. Of those, 149 test-positive cases and eight deaths were added Saturday. Among the deceased were five males and three females, two of whom had been hospitalized and five who lived in long-term care facilities, according to the county report. Their ages ranged from 81- to 100-years-old.

In western Montgomery County municipalities covered by The Post, the totals of reported test-positive cases were led by Upper Providence, followed by Pottstown, and Limerick. That list includes:

  • Upper Providence, 171,
  • Pottstown, 100,
  • Limerick, 60,
  • Lower Salford, 56,
  • Skippack, 52,
  • Lower Pottsgrove, 37,
  • Perkiomen, 33,
  • New Hanover, 28,
  • Douglass (Montgomery), 27,
  • Royersford, 19,
  • Trappe, 17,
  • Upper Pottsgrove, 16,
  • West Pottsgrove, 15,
  • Collegeville, 12,
  • Lower Frederick, 12,
  • East Greenville, 11,
  • Salford, 10,
  • Schwenksville, 8,
  • Upper Salford, 6,
  • Upper Frederick, 5,
  • Green Lane, 3, and
  • Pennsburg, 3.

Arkoosh characterized the overall declining trend as “encouraging news (that) points to the positive impact staying at home and social distancing is having.” She asked residents to “please continue to stay home except for essential work or errands.”

The county’s drive-through COVID-19 testing location, on the central campus of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell PA, is open daily this week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only for individuals that meet the required criteria and as testing supplies allow. No treatment is given at the site. For more information or to register for an appointment, visit the county datahub at http://www.montcopa.org/COVID-19 or call 610-631-3000 starting at 8 a.m.

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