Montgomery County COVID-19 Update for October 19, 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.
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Today, we can confirm four additional deaths related to COVID-19.
• A woman in her 30s, from Conroe, died in the hospital. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. She was not vaccinated.
• A man in his 40s, from Magnolia, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. He was not vaccinated.
• A woman in her 70s, from Conroe, died in a nursing home. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. She was not vaccinated.
• A woman in her 80s, from Porter, died in the hospital. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. She was not vaccinated.
• TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 248 to 87,132 since Friday’s (10/15) report.
• Of the 248 new cases, 34 are under the age of 12 and not eligible for vaccination.
• ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 decreased by 623 to 3,678 since Friday’s (10/15) report.
• 385 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.
• 82,780 people have clinically recovered.
The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County has decreased to 9%, down from 11% last 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.
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.