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Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for May 28, 2021

By: Misti Willingham
| Published 05/28/2021

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, would like to announce a change in COVID-19 reporting moving forward for Montgomery County.

With steadily decreasing cases and increased vaccinations, MCPHD will begin scaling back COVID-19 updates. Starting the first week of June, MCPHD will release COVID-19 updates on a weekly basis – Wednesdays only. In the case of a future surge in cases, we will re-evaluate the need for increased reporting at that time.

The final day to receive a vaccine at Woodforest Stadium is Tuesday, June 1st. You can make an appointment through MCPHD for that day here: mcphd-tx.org. If you have questions, please call the COVID-19 Call Center at 936-523-3916. It is open Monday-Thursday from 8:00am – 4:30pm and Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm. *Please note, the vaccine site at Woodforest Stadium, the COVID-19 Call Center and the offices of MCPHD will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.

Other hospitals, physicians’ offices, and pharmacies also have vaccines available for all adults. Please check their websites and Facebook pages for additional information. You can find a list of providers and additional information on the DSHS website here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine-hubs.aspx.

Today, we can confirm:
• TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 17 to 54,376 since Thursday’s (5/27) report.
• ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 decreased by 178 to 1,058 since Thursday’s (5/27) report. On Tuesdays and Fridays, we account for additional inactive cases who we have been unable to contact for 30 days or more. Today, we added 145 inactive cases. (Starting next week with new weekly reporting, we will account for inactive cases on Wednesdays.)
• 61 county residents are known, as a result of contact investigations, to be in the hospital. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
• 28,933 people have clinically recovered.

The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County has decreased to 5%, down from 6% last week. This number is updated weekly on Wednesdays. Source: UT Health, School of Public Health

*These numbers include PCR and rapid antigen testing. We do not include antibody testing.

SETRAC data for regional hospitalizations can be found here: https://bit.ly/3jwhdiV.

The COVID-19 dashboard for Montgomery County can be found here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/.

Do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

• Get vaccinated.
• Avoid groups of people.
• Practice social distancing.
• Wear a mask in public (over your nose and mouth) or with others who live outside your household if you are NOT fully vaccinated. Never share a mask with others.
• Teach children proper hygiene and the correct way to wear a mask.
• Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
• Disinfect surfaces in your car and around your home.

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