Montgomery County COVID-19 hospitalizations see second day of declining numbers

Montgomery County had a slight dip in active COVID-19 cases Friday and saw decreases in hospitalizations for a second day in a row.

However, Montgomery County Public Health District officials confirmed three new COVID-19 related deaths. The total is now 388. Those deaths are reported as a Cleveland man in his 40s, a Spring man in his 70s and a Montgomery man in his 80s. All were hospitalized at the time of their death. While the Cleveland and Spring men were not vaccinated, the Montgomery man was fully vaccinated.

According to information from MCPHD, active cases dropped 97 to 12,847 while the total number of cases increased 622 to 82,070. Hospitalizations dropped 6 to 346. To date 32,117 people have recovered.

The county’s testing positive rate remains at 19 percent.

For those still needing vaccination, Splendora ISD along with the Department of State Health Services are offering a clinic at the Splendora ISD Administration Building, 23419 FM 2090 from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

To date, there are 278,933 people in Montgomery County have been fully vaccinated. That is about 55 percent of the total population of those 12 years and older.

The Montgomery County COVID-19 Call Center can be reached at 936-523-3916 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Written by Catherine Dominguez

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