Montgomery County Coronavirus update for September 16

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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.

A man in his 80s, from The Woodlands, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.

We can also confirm:

  • TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 161 to 10,343 since yesterday’s (9/15) report.
  • We are continuing to process cases that were reported to The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) directly by healthcare providers and entered into the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), run by the CDC. Out of the 161 new cases today, 93 were tested prior to 8/28.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 87 to 1,505 since yesterday’s (9/15) report.
  • 20 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
  • 6,997 people have clinically recovered.

*These numbers do not reflect antigen or antibody testing. Have questions? Please go to https://mcphd-tx.org/ and scroll down to the FAQs.                                                     

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

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

  • If your children have started in-person school, teach them proper hygiene and the correct way to wear a mask. Encourage them to never share masks with others.
  • Avoid groups of people.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wear a mask in public or with others outside your household.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Disinfect surfaces in your car and around your home.

You can view the 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 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.

The COVID-19 Call Center’s number is 936-523-3916. It is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.

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