Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for August 25, 2021
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can sadly confirm another all-time high of children (0-11 years of age) who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Montgomery County.
Have you been vaccinated for COVID-19? We strongly recommend it. Even if you contract COVID-19 after vaccination, the chances of severe illness, hospitalization and death are low. Just 52 percent of eligible Montgomery County residents are vaccinated. Need to find a vaccine? A drive-thru opportunity available. See below for more information, or click here for additional vaccine sites: https://www.vaccines.gov/.
Today, we can confirm three additional deaths related to COVID-19.
·A woman in her 50s, from Montgomery, died in the hospital. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. She was fully vaccinated.
·A man in his 60s, from Conroe, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. He was not vaccinated.
·A woman in her 70s, from Conroe, 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 1,152 to 69,816 since Monday’s (8/23) report.
• Of the 1,152 new cases, 209 are under the age of 12 and not eligible for vaccination.
·ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 535 to 9,734 since Monday’s (8/23) report.
• Today, we added 535 additional inactive cases who we have been unable to contact for 30 days or more.
·315 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.
·31,681 people have clinically recovered.
The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County remains at 22%, down from 23% last Wednesday.
Source: UT Health, School of Public Health
*These numbers include PCR and rapid antigen testing. We do not include antibody testing.
Looking for a vaccination? A drive-thru site is available.
When: TODAY, August 25th
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Where: A.V. 'Bull' Sallas Park
Address: 21675-C McCleskey Rd, New Caney, TX 77357
Please note: The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management does not have any additional first dose vaccination sites scheduled at this time. The second dose drive-thru opportunity is scheduled (for those who received their first dose at one of the drive-thru sites during the past 12 days) for September 4th.
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://coronavirusresponse-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.
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.