Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for March 8, 2022

By: Misti Willingham
| Published 03/08/2022


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, continues to encourage eligible populations to be fully vaccinated and receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have been vaccinated and/or boosted tend to have mild symptoms and the majority can recover at home. Need to find a vaccine or a vaccine booster shot? Click here for vaccine sites:

If you are diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 , please follow the CDC guidance here:

MCPHD reports weekly on Tuesdays, but DSHS updates daily at this link:

Since our last report on 3/1/2022:

• Total cases of COVID-19 increased by 258 to 135,628. *Total cases include confirmed (PCR testing) and probable (antigen testing) cases.

• Deaths of Montgomery County residents have increased by 6 to 1,266 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, according to data from DSHS.

• 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are currently hospitalized in Montgomery County. SETRAC data for regional hospitalizations can be found here:

The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County has decreased to 8%, down from 9% last week.

Source: UT Health, School of Public Health

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

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.

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