Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Montgomery County with active cases nearly doubling between Dec. 22 and Dec. 29

According to a Dec. 29 news release from the Montgomery County Hospital District, the active coronavirus cases defined by the Department of State Health Services increased by 2,212 to a total of 4,456 compared to the previous week.

The release also indicates that Montgomery County’s testing positivity rate has more than doubled from 6% previously to 13%.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Montgomery County since the start of the pandemic has reached 94,783.

As of Dec. 29, 144 patients in Montgomery County hospitals were being treated for coronavirus, up from 73 the previous week, according to data from the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council.

Information from DSHS indicates Montgomery County has a fully vaccinated population of around 57.1%.