Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for September 1, 2021

By: Misti Willingham
| Published 09/01/2021


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can sadly confirm a record-breaking day related to COVID-19 in Montgomery County.

Today, MCPHD marked:

1.) A new all-time high of active COVID-19 cases.

2.) A new all-time high of ICU patients with COVID-19.

3.) A new all-time high of COVID-19 cases in children (ages 0-11).

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 53 percent of eligible Montgomery County residents are vaccinated. Need to find a vaccine? Click here for additional vaccine sites:

Today, we can confirm two additional deaths related to COVID-19.

·A man in his 60s, from The Woodlands, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. He was not vaccinated.

·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 fully vaccinated.

We can also confirm:

·TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 1,100 to 73,736 since Monday’s (8/30) report.

Of the 1,100 new cases, 206 are under the age of 12 and not eligible for vaccination.

·ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 406 to 11,227 since Monday’s (8/30) report. This is an all-time high.

Today, we accounted for 639 additional inactive cases who we have been unable to contact for 30 days or more.

·345 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.

·31,912 people have clinically recovered.

The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County remains at 21%, down from 22% last Wednesday (8/25).
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:

Looking for a downloadable case list? The COVID-19 dashboard for Montgomery County can be found here:

Have a question about COVID-19? You can reach the Montgomery County COVID-19 Call Center at 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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