Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for June 23, 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 all eligible residents to be vaccinated. Everyone 12 years of age and older is eligible for a vaccine in Texas.
Hospitals, physicians’ offices, and pharmacies have vaccines available. You can find a list of providers and additional information on the DSHS website here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine-hubs.aspx.
Please note, the COVID-19 Call Center will permanently close on June 30th. In the meantime, if you have questions about COVID-19 or vaccines, please call 936-523-3916. It is open Monday-Thursday from 8:00am – 4:30pm and Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm.
Since our June 16th report, we can confirm one additional death related to COVID-19.
·A woman in her 60s, from Conroe, 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 197 to 55,405 since last Wednesday’s (6/16) report.
·ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 decreased by 71 to 668 since last Wednesday’s (6/16) report. Today, we accounted for 150 additional inactive cases who we have been unable to contact for 30 days or more.
·70 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.
·29,540 people have clinically recovered.
The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County remains at 4% for the 2nd consecutive week.
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.
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.
If you are not fully vaccinated:
· 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.