DSHS estimates over 10,000 active COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County

The DSHS update showed that in the first three days of 2022, Montgomery County recorded over 1,000 new confirmed cases per day.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The DSHS update showed that in the first three days of 2022, Montgomery County recorded over 1,000 new confirmed cases per day. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The DSHS update showed that in the first three days of 2022, Montgomery County recorded over 1,000 new confirmed cases per day. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Texas Department of State Health Services recorded 10,301 active cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, according to the department's dashboard as of its Jan. 4 update.

The DSHS update showed that in the first three days of 2022, the county recorded over 1,000 new confirmed cases per day.


The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council showed that 13.6 percent of hospital beds in the county are occupied by patients testing positive for COVID-19, also in a Jan. 4 update. SETRAC reported that 167 patients are in general care while 30 are in intensive care units.

The Montgomery County Hospital District previously reported that coronavirus cases doubled between Dec. 22 and Dec. 29 in its last update of 2021.

In 2021, the county saw its largest spike of new cases in a single day Jan. 26, when 2,137 cases were recorded, according to DSHS data.
By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.