Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for July 22, 2020

By: Misti Willingham
| Published 07/22/2020

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX - Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is saddened to confirm an additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 50. A woman in her 70s, from Montgomery, died in the hospital. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.

We can also confirm:

· TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 125 to 5,294.
· ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 95 to 2,502.
· 54 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
· 2,637 people have clinically recovered.

*Changes reflected since yesterday.

Take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

· Consider staying home unless it is necessary to leave your home.
· Avoid groups of people.
· Practice social distancing.
· Wear a mask (if it is necessary to leave your home).
· Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
· Disinfect surfaces in your car and around your home.

Have questions about COVID-19 PCR, Antigen or Antibody testing? Please go to https://mcphd-tx.org/ and scroll down to the FAQs. There, you can also find details on the calculations for the graphics in this press release.

You can find more information on the SETRAC website, setrac.org.

You can view the list of case-by-case updates on the MCPHD website here: https://mcphd-tx.org/coronavirus-covid-19/confirmed-cases/. You can refer to the dashboard here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/.

Just a reminder, online registration is now available for COVID-19 testing through the MCPHD/MCHD voucher program. Click on “Need to be tested?” on mchd-tx.org or mcphd-tx.org and follow the instructions. Please note, the COVID-19 Call Center’s number has changed to 936-523-3916. It is open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.

Montgomery County Public Health District’s mission is promoting a healthy, resilient community through health education, disease prevention, clinical services, and emergency preparedness. For more information about the Montgomery County Public Health District please go to www.mcphd-tx.org.

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