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Montgomery County COVID-19 Update, CDC no longer confirms Presumptive Positive Cases

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On Tuesday, March 17 at 11:40 a.m. Montgomery County Public Health shared an update on COVID-19 and the presumptive cases in Montgomery County.

“The CDC will no longer provide confirmations on presumptive positive cases. Cases that test positive in local labs will now be considered confirmed upon a positive result.”

The following details were released regarding the 4 cases in Montgomery County:

Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, from Northwest Montgomery County, is still hospitalized. He remains in critical condition. As a result of our investigation, we do believe he contracted the virus as a result of community spread.

Case # 2 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She remains in a hospital in Harris County, in critical condition.

Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, from Northwest Montgomery County. He is at home, recovering well.

Case # 4 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. She remains at home in isolation, doing well. Her case is connected to Case # 3.

What can you do? MCPH advises to practice social distancing. Stay home.

  • Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.
  • If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Learn more about Montgomery County Public Health and view COVID-19 updates at

Source: Montgomery County Public Health