Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for September 29, 2021
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, would like to encourage residents to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or obtain a booster shot if eligible.
The CDC has endorsed Pfizer booster shots for those who are 65 years of age and older, immunocompromised individuals and those who work in high-risk industries. For more information, click here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0924-booster-recommendations-.html.
Need to find a vaccine or a vaccine booster shot? Click here for vaccine sites: https://www.vaccines.gov/.
Today, we can also confirm four additional deaths related to COVID-19.
• A man in his 40s, from New Caney, died in the hospital. There were no co-morbidities noted in his medical records. He was not vaccinated.
• A man in his 70s, from Willis, 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 Conroe, 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 Kingwood, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. He was not vaccinated.
We can also confirm:
• TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 381 to 84,857 since Monday’s (9/27) report.
• Of the 381 new cases, 58 are under the age of 12 and not eligible for vaccination.
• ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 359 to 9,013 since Monday’s (9/27) report.
• Today, we accounted for 2 additional inactive cases who we have been unable to contact for 30 days or more.
• 388 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.
• 32,277 people have clinically recovered.
The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County remains at 18%, down from 19% on Friday.
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.
Looking for a downloadable case list? The COVID-19 dashboard for Montgomery County can be
found here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/.
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.