Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for August 20, 2021
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX --Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can confirm a record number of children under 12 years of age who have tested positive for COVID-19. In just the third week of August, we have now surpassed the previous record number of positive cases in children for Montgomery County - set during the entire month of January of 2021.
We strongly encourage you to be vaccinated for COVID-19 if you have not done so already. Even if you contract COVID-19 after vaccination, the chances of severe illness, hospitalization and death are extremely low.
Only 51 percent of eligible Montgomery County residents are vaccinated. Need to find a vaccine? Drive-thru vaccines are coming to your area! See below for more information, or click here for additional vaccine sites: https://www.vaccines.gov/.
Since our August 18th report, we can confirm two additional deaths related to COVID-19.
·A man in his 80s, from Montgomery, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. He was not vaccinated.
·A woman in her 80s, from Magnolia, died in the hospital. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. She was not vaccinated.
We can also confirm:
•TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 796 to 67,824 since Wednesday’s (8/18) report.
•Of the 796 new cases, 103 are under the age of 12 and not eligible for vaccination.
•ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 151 to 9,073 since Wednesday’s (8/18) report.
•Today, we added 369 additional inactive cases who we have been unable to contact for 30 days or more.
•257 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.
• 31,474 people have clinically recovered.
The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County has decreased to 22%, down from 23% on Wednesday.
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/.
Have a question about COVID-19? The Montgomery County COVID-19 Call Center has reopened. Call 936-523-3916. It is open Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-4:30pm and Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.
Looking for a vaccination? Drive-thru sites are coming to your area!
When: August 20th from 9:00 AM to 7:00PM
August 21st and 22nd from 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Where: At the corner of Waterway Ave. and Timberloch Pl. (adjacent to 1 Waterway Ave.)
When: August 23rd 24th and 25th
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Where: A.V. 'Bull' Sallas Park
Address: 21675-C McCleskey Rd, New Caney, TX 77357
Do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself and those around you is to be vaccinated. You should also:
·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. Never share a mask with others.
·Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
·Disinfect surfaces in your car and around your home.