Montgomery County confirmed another all-time high of active COVID-19 cases in its latest update following Labor Day weekend, with 13,756 cases active as of Sept. 8.
The last recorded decrease in active cases was on June 30. Since then, the county has seen a sharp increase, culminating in the first new record for active cases on Aug. 30.
In Montgomery County, 53.73% of the population over 12 years old has been vaccinated as of Sept. 8. Montgomery County’s vaccination rate sat at 48.44% on Aug. 2. Montgomery ISD is running vaccine clinics on Sept. 9-Sept. 10 for eligible residents.
The update also showed that 307 children under age 12 have tested positive for COVID-19 to date in September, following a record monthly high of 2,455 in August. Children under 12 years old are not eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.
Hospitalization sees slight dip leading to Labor Day weekend, ICU bed usage remaining high
County and regional data showed the first week of September saw a slight decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations before Labor Day.
Montgomery County’s dashboard showed that Sept. 5 saw the lowest percentage of COVID-19 patients in area hospitals in the previous seven days, with 21.2%. The county continues to remain at over 15% of COVID-19 patients in hospitals, which it first crossed Aug. 16.
SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory County data showed that ICU bed usage in the county decreased to 156 occupied out of 174 operational on Sept. 5. However, occupied beds surged back up to 170 on Sept. 7.
Montgomery County is one of several locations throughout Texas hosting a Department of State Health Services regional antibody infusion center, which opened Aug. 16.