Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for August 30, 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. More children have tested positive THIS MONTH (August 2021) with COVID-19 than in all of 2020 (March 2020-December 2020).
We can also confirm the number of active cases is the 2nd highest it has been since the pandemic began, just 160 cases below the all-time high set in January 2021.
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? Click here for additional vaccine sites: https://www.vaccines.gov/.
Today, we can confirm one additional death related to COVID-19.
·A woman in her 70s, from Willis, died in the hospital. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. She had received one dose of a required two-dose vaccine.
We can also confirm:
• TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 1,131 to 72,636 since Friday’s (8/27) report.
• Of the 1,131 new cases, 259 are under the age of 12 and not eligible for vaccination.
• ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 128 to 10,821 since Friday’s (8/27) report.
• Today, we added 909 additional inactive cases who we have been unable to contact for 30 days or more.
• 342 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.
• 31,859 people have clinically recovered.
The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County remains at 21%, down from 22% last 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://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.