Montgomery County Coronavirus update for September 22

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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 woman in her 80s, from Spring, 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 45 to 10,711 since yesterday’s (9/21) report. All cases were tested in the month of September.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 decreased by 100 to 1,569 since yesterday’s (9/21) report. On Tuesdays, we factor in additional inactive cases, which are cases we have been unable to contact for more than 30 days. Today, an additional 144 inactive cases noted.
  • 23 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
  • 7,153 people have clinically recovered.

*These numbers include PCR and rapid testing results for Montgomery County residents. For more information, please see the previous press release here: https://mcphd-tx.org/wp-content/uploads/antigen-press-release-9.18.2020.pdf. Antibody testing is not included.

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

Have questions? Please go to https://mcphd-tx.org/ and scroll down to the FAQs.     

                                                                                                                            

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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