Montgomery County has reached an all-time high in ACTIVE cases of COVID-19. In an continuous effort to provide Montgomery County residents with valuable information, we have additional information supplied on the graphics below. This is intended to show how important and necessary it is for all of us to follow CDC guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. While we will continue to provide information on Montgomery County residents, per Public Health protocol, we are also tapping into the Southeast Texas Advisory Council (SETRAC) to provide data on all COVID-19 patients in hospitals located in Montgomery County, including non-county residents treated in hospitals in our county. You can find more information on the SETRAC website, setrac.org.
Today, the number of ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 has increased to 678. Of the 678 active cases who are Montgomery County residents, 16 are in the hospital. 1,025 people have fully recovered. The number of total positive cases has increased 90 since Monday to 1,737.
You can view the list of 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/.
The MCHD/MCPHD COVID-19 Call Center is open for residents needing COVID-19 testing through our voucher program, or for general questions, Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:30pm. Please call 936-523-5040 for more information.
The best ways to combat this virus is to follow CDC guidelines to slow the spread. The CDC recommends the following measures when you are in a public place:
* Stay at least six feet from others at all times.
* Wear a cloth face covering to help protect yourself and others.
* Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
* Bring hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to use if soap and water are not available.
For more information on how to protect yourself and others, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html.