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Montgomery County Public Health confirms All-Time High COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Active Cases

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On Tuesday, January 12, Montgomery County Public Health confirmed an all-time high of COVID-19 hospitalizations and active cases in Montgomery County.

“It’s imperative that we all follow CDC guidelines to reduce the risk of further spread:

  • 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.
  • Teach children proper hygiene and the correct way to wear a mask.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Disinfect surfaces in your car and around your home.”

For information and to check availability of vaccines, please visit the new Vaccination Page on the Coronavirus Hub for Montgomery County here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/pages/vaccinations?fbclid=IwAR2n6UclSPNzQlqv6uzAOUQcnRWpOf-fVA1b6MjicKQSvY5cm55fzjDkM7U

Montgomery County Public Health confirms All-Time High COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Active Cases
Photo by Montgomery County Public Health

Today, MCPH can confirm:

  • TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 723 to 31,822 since yesterday’s (1/11) report. Of the 723 new cases, 642 were tested since 12/31/2020.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 162 to 10,394 since yesterday’s (1/11) report. On Tuesdays, we classify additional cases we have been unable to contact for more than 30 days as “inactive.” Today, we added 450 inactive cases.
  • 79 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.
  • 15,651 people have clinically recovered.The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County is 22%. This number is updated weekly on Wednesdays.Source: UT Health, School of Public Health

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

Montgomery County Public Health confirms All-Time High COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Active Cases
Photo by Montgomery County Public Health

SETRAC data for regional hospitalizations was last updated 1/11/2021. Updates can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Mr5o0X.

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/.

Do you have questions regarding COVID-19, COVID-19 testing or vaccines? The Montgomery County COVID-19 Call Center’s number is 936-523-3916. It is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Source: Montgomery County Public Health

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