Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for August 30, 2021

By: Misti Willingham
| Published 08/30/2021


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:

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:

The COVID-19 dashboard for Montgomery County can be found here:

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.

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