Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is saddened to confirm the 33rd death related to COVID-19 in Montgomery County. A woman in her 80s, from Cleveland, passed away in the hospital. We offer our condolences to her family at this difficult time.
We can also confirm the number of ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 has increased to 498 today. That number includes 7 hospitalizations of Montgomery County residents. 769 people have fully recovered. The number of total positive cases has increased from 42 from Friday to 1,300.
Just a reminder, hospitals in our region are seeing an increase in COVID-19 patients, so it is imperative for Montgomery County residents to continue abiding by CDC guidelines when in public places. If you do not feel well, stay home. 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.
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 8:00 am-3:30 pm. Please call 936-523-5040 for more information.