NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials on Tuesday reported more than two dozen new positive cases of the COVID-19 but just two more virus-related deaths.
The total 29 new positive cases bring the county’s total number of cases to 8,348 since March 7 when the first two cases of the virus were identified in the county. Five of the individuals resided in long-term care facilities and the remaining 24 individuals were other members of the community.
The positive individuals, 18 females and 11 males, ranged in age from 1 to 100 and they resided in 18 municipalities, officials reported.
Officials also reported two more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the county’s death toll to 799 since the pandemic began in March. One of the individuals who died was a 92-year-old woman who resided in a long-term care facility, according to officials.
“In an effort to focus on early detection and containment of any new outbreaks, the county has eliminated restrictions for testing so that anyone who needs or wants to be tested can be tested, whether or not they have symptoms. We have also expanded our contact tracing efforts to include a call back number for those who may have missed the call from our Department of Health regarding their results or status,” Commissioners’ Chairwoman Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh said on Tuesday.
“As the coronavirus continues to remain in our community, each of us must be personally responsible for our actions and work together to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in Montgomery County,” Arkoosh added.
A drive-thru testing site at the central campus of the Montgomery County Community College in Whitpain, open since April 16, wrapped up operations on Tuesday.
However, officials are expected to announce on Wednesday new walk-up testing sites that will open in various areas of the county on July 6.