NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials on Wednesday reported five more coronavirus deaths and more than three dozen new positive cases of the virus.

The five most recent deaths included three women and two men who ranged in age from 43 to 91. One of the individuals lived in a long-term care facility. The five deaths bring the county’s death toll to 790 since the pandemic began in March. To date, 416 females and 374 males have died from the virus.

According to county data, 657 of the total 790 deaths involved individuals who resided in long-term care facilities.

The 790 total deaths were “confirmed positive” COVID-19 cases through the use of lab tests.

Earlier this week, officials said 88 other deaths in the county have been listed as “probable” COVID-19 deaths. Those are deaths that list COVID-19 as a cause of death on a death certificate but in which there was no laboratory confirmation of the virus.

Additionally, officials reported 38 new positive cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, which brings the county’s total number of cases to 8,105 since March 7 when the first two cases of the virus were identified in the county. The individuals, 21 females and 17 males, ranged in age from 18 to 95 and they resided in 18 municipalities, officials reported.

“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,” county Commissioners’ Chairwoman Dr. Valerie Arkoosh said on Wednesday.

Testing for anyone who needs or wants to be tested continues to be available at the county’s community-based testing sites in Pottstown, Norristown and Whitpain.

A walk-up testing site is available at the county’s Office of Public Health Pottstown Health Center at 364 King St. Testing is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment, residents should call 610-970-2937 beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily.

A walk-up community-based testing site also is located on the parking lot of the Delaware Valley Community Health Norristown Regional Health Center, 1401 DeKalb St., in Norristown. Testing is provided by appointment only from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and is open to Norristown residents and all established patients of the Delaware Valley Community Health Center regardless of where they reside. Residents can register for testing by calling 610-592-0680 starting at 8:30 a.m. daily.

A drive-thru testing site at the central campus of the Montgomery County Community College in Whitpain will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as testing supplies allow. Registration for each day’s appointments will open at 8 a.m. daily and will remain open until all available spots are filled. Individuals can register online at or can call 610-631-3000 to register for a testing appointment.

Information about additional testing sites, including pharmacies, many of which operate over the weekend, can be found at under the “County Testing Information” button.

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