Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for January 4, 2022
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- MCPHD would like to continue to encourage eligible residents to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Every new emerging variant emphasizes the need for vaccinations and booster shots for eligible populations. Need to find a vaccine or a vaccine booster shot? Click here for vaccine sites: https://www.vaccines.gov/.
If you are diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 , please follow the CDC guidance here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html
MCPHD reports weekly on Tuesdays, but DSHS updates daily at this link: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/45e18cba105c478697c76acbbf86a6bc.
Since our last report on 12/29/2021:
• TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 5,894 to 100,677. *Total cases include confirmed (PCR testing) and probable (antigen testing) cases.
• ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 5,091 to 9,547 (estimated per DSHS definitions).
• Deaths of Montgomery County residents have increased by 7 to 1,140 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, according to data from DSHS.
• Recoveries from COVID-19 have increased by 795 to 89,989 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 (estimated per DSHS definitions).
• 190 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are currently hospitalized in Montgomery County. SETRAC data for regional hospitalizations can be found here: https://bit.ly/3jwhdiV.
The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County has increased to 23%, up from 19% last week.
Source: UT Health, School of Public Health
The COVID-19 dashboard for Montgomery County can be found here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/.
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:
·Get tested if you feel sick.
·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.