Montgomery County adds 137th COVID-related death
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Officials with the Montgomery County Public Health District confirmed the county’s 137th COVID-19-related death Monday along with 24 new active cases.
The county’s total number of cases increased 95 to 10,666. Of those cases, 1,669 are active.
The death reported is a Conroe woman in her 50s who was hospitalized at the time of her death. She had other health conditions in addition to testing positive for the virus.
Total hospitalizations, both county and non-county residents, dropped from 50 to 39, with 11 of those in ICU.
Public Health officials are continuing case investigations and contact tracing on both PCR and antigen tests. All individuals who receive a positive result are directed to isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms. Isolation may be discontinued when all the following criteria are met: 10 days after onset of symptoms, resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement of other symptoms. Individuals who are asymptomatic should isolate for 10 days from the test date to avoid infecting others.
Online registration is still available for COVID-19 testing in Montgomery County. To get a voucher, go to mchd-tx.org or mcphd-tx.org and click on the “need to be tested” link. Fill out the information. A voucher will be emailed. Once you have the voucher, make an appointment at your choice of testing centers and get tested.
For more information, the MCHD/MCPHD COVID-19 Call Center is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30pm. Call 936-523-3916.