Montgomery County Public Health COVID-19 Update – August 13
Montgomery County Public Health shared the following update on Friday, August 13:
We can confirm hospitalizations for COVID-19 have hit the highest level we’ve seen in Montgomery County. The vast majority of new cases and hospitalizations are in those who are unvaccinated.
We strongly encourage you to be vaccinated for COVID-19 if you have not done so already. Even if you contract COVID-19 after vaccination, the chances of severe illness, hospitalization and death are extremely low.
Only 50 percent of eligible Montgomery County residents are vaccinated. Need to find a vaccine? Drive-thru vaccines are coming to your area! See below for more information, or click here for additional vaccine sites: https://www.vaccines.gov/.
Since our August 11th report, we can confirm three additional deaths related to COVID-19.
· A man in his 60s, from Spring, died in the hospital. There were no co-morbidities noted in his medical records. He was not vaccinated.
· A man in his 60s, from Conroe, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. He was not vaccinated.
· A woman in her 80s, from Willis, died in the hospital. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. She was not vaccinated.
We can also confirm:
· TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 792 to 64,472 since Wednesday’s (8/11) report. Of the 792 new cases, 94 are under the age of 12 and not eligible for vaccination.
· ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 582 to 7,031 since Wednesday’s (8/11) report. Today, we added 173 additional inactive cases who we have been unable to contact for 30 days or more.
· 195 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.
· 30,983 people have clinically recovered.
The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County remains at 23%, up from 21% on Monday.
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.
The COVID-19 dashboard for Montgomery County can be found here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/.
Looking for a vaccination? Drive-thru sites are coming to your area!
When: August 14th, 15th and 16th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: The Magnolia Event Center, 11659 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354
When: August 17th, 18th, and 19th 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Where: North Montgomery County Community Center 900 Gerald St, Willis, TX 77378
When: August 20th from 9:00 AM to 7:00PM
August 21st and 22nd from 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Where: 2133 Timberloch Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77380
When: August 23rd, 24th and 25th 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Where: A.V. ‘Bull’ Sallas Park 21675-C McCleskey Rd, New Caney, TX 77357
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.
Source: Montgomery County Public Health