Of the county's 5,169 cumulative cases as of July 21, 2,407 remain active, including 1,575 residents in self-isolation and 55 resident hospitalizations. The status of 777 additional active cases has not yet been confirmed as the county's contact investigations continue.
The 100-plus new recoveries reported July 21 brought the county's recovered case total to 2,608, just over 50% of all cumulative cases reported.
A total of 226 people—regardless of county residence—were hospitalized in Montgomery County facilities as of July 21, an increase of three since yesterday. Of those, 166 are in general or isolation beds, and 60 are in ICU beds, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.
The Montgomery County Public Health District also announced a change to the Montgomery County COVID-19 call center July 21. In a statement, the department said staff from the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management will now staff the hotline, and Montgomery County Hospital District workers will shift to conducting contact investigations.
The call center, which is open for general questions about the coronavirus, information on local testing sites or registration for the county's free testing voucher program, can now be reached at 936-523-3916 on weekdays from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Voucher registration is also available online.