NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County recorded less than 100 cases of COVID-19 during the latest four-day period and hospitalizations also continued to decline, according to the latest data compiled by health officials.

The 78 daily new positive COVID-19 cases, reported in the county during the four-day period Saturday through Tuesday, brought the county’s total number of positive cases to 58,983 since March 7, 2020, when the first two cases of the virus were identified in the county, according to the county’s COVID-19 online dashboard.

The county recorded 17 positive COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 25 cases on Sunday, 15 cases on Monday and 21 cases on Tuesday.

As of June 1, the 14-day average of daily positive COVID-19 cases stood at 29, which was a decrease from the 14-day average of 63.1 cases reported on May 19.

Officials reported one new COVID-19 death during the four-day period ending Tuesday, bringing the county’s death toll to 1,326 since the pandemic began a year ago.

There were 63 COVID-19 patients in the county’s nine hospitals on Tuesday, down from 89 a week ago. Officials said 15 of the current patients require ventilators.

Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported on Tuesday that 294,079 county residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Another 211,560 county residents have received a first dose of a vaccine, according to state data.

Everyone 12 or older is eligible to receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.

Officials said anyone under the age of 18 attending a county COVID-19 vaccination clinic must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The county will continue to administer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to those aged 18 and older. The J&J vaccine has not been authorized for those under the age of 18.

Appointments are recommended but not required. Walk-up registrations are accepted at any clinic.

To make a vaccine appointment, residents can visit https://vaccine.montcopa.org and select “Start registration.”

The county-run vaccine clinics will open for extended evening hours until 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The county Office of Public Health is operating several vaccination clinics, at various hours, at multiple locations including malls and churches. Specific weekly vaccine clinic schedules, including dates and hours, are posted at www.montcopa.org/COVID-19Vaccine

Those county-run vaccination clinics are at the following locations:

• Bethel Community Church, 575 N. Keim St., in Pottstown

• The former JCPenney store at the King of Prussia Mall in Upper Merion

• Montgomery Mall in the former Sears store, 804 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales

• Parkside Shopping Center, in the former Petco location, in Willow Grove

• St. John’s Episcopal Church, 520 Church St., Norristown

For general COVID-19 questions residents can email covid19@montcopa.org or call the Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967. The hotline is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.



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