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Montgomery County’s 7th positive case of COVID-19 confirmed

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UPDATE 3/19/2020 3:00pm Montgomery County Public Health District (MCPHD):

“We continue to monitor seven positive cases of COVID-19. We have had no additional positive tests since 3/18/2020. As for those tests that are being performed – by law, providers (hospitals, physicians, etc.) are only required to notify Public Health of POSITIVE results. We are no longer receiving the numbers on all tests performed in Montgomery County. At this time, we have received 7 positive tests. According to MCPHD internal numbers (which do not include all numbers regarding private labs in the county), there are 50 tests that have come back NEGATIVE (an increase of 23 since yesterday), and 130 tests are pending. We will update these numbers every day at 3:00 p.m.”

Here are updates on Montgomery County’s current cases as of 3/19/2020 3:00pm:

Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County, is still hospitalized. He remains in critical condition, but he is stable. As a result of our investigation, we do believe he contracted the virus as a result of community spread. (released 03/10/2020)

Case # 2 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She remains in a hospital in Harris County, in critical condition. Her only travel was to New Orleans. (released 3/12/2020)

Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. He is at home, recovering well. His only travel was to Florida. (released 3/12/2020)

Case # 4 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. She remains at home, doing well. Her case is connected to Case # 3. (released 3/14/2020)

Case # 5 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (released 3/17/2020)

Case # 6 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. At this time, he is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (released 3/18/2020)

Case #7 – A woman, in her 60s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. At this time, she is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients. (released 3/18/2020)

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ORIGINAL: On Wednesday, March 18 at 2:27 p.m., Montgomery County Public Health District (MCPHD) confirmed the 7th positive case of COVID-19 in Montgomery County. The woman, who is in her 60s, is a resident of Northwest Montgomery County. She is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients.

See MCPHD’s statement below:

In Montgomery County, and in the rest of the nation, testing supplies are limited. Because the supply of testing materials is not keeping up with demand, healthcare providers as a whole cannot test everyone, even those who are symptomatic. Therefore, it is very likely that people in the community have COVID-19 who have not been tested.

As for those tests that are being performed – by law, providers (hospitals, physicians, etc.) are only required to notify Public Health of POSITIVE results. We are no longer receiving the numbers on all tests performed in Montgomery County. At this time, we have received 6 positive tests. According to MCPHD internal numbers (which do not include all numbers regarding private labs in the county), there are 27 tests that have come back NEGATIVE, and 102 tests are pending. We will update these numbers every day at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Here are updates on Montgomery County’s current cases:

Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, who resides in 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. Her only travel was to New Orleans.

Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. He is at home, recovering well. His only travel was to Florida.

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

Case # 5 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California.

Case # 6 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. At this time, he is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California.

Case #7 – A woman, in her 60s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. At this time, she is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients.

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.

For more information, visit the Montgomery County Public Health District website at https://mcphd-tx.org/

Source: Montgomery County Public Health District

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