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The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update – August 11

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The Woodlands Township shared the following COVID-19 Update on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Testing in The Woodlands
Drive through testing is taking place in The Woodlands through Friday, August 14, 2020. The testing site, at the Sterling Ridge Park and Ride, 8001 McBeth Way, The Woodlands, Texas 77382, is open with hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A valid form of identification is needed to be tested, and registration will be done on site. View the full press release.

Chairman Bunch Discusses COVID-19 and Different Types of Tests Available
Free COVID-19 testing is available for residents of Montgomery County online at https://www.mchd-tx.org. Call 936-523-3916 for more information. Harris County residents may also sign up for free COVID-19 testing online at hcphtx.org. Call 832-927-7575 for more information. Watch the video here.

Testing in Montgomery County
Online registration is available for COVID-19 testing through the Montgomery County Public Health and Montgomery County Hospital District (MCPHD/MCHD) voucher program. Click on “Need to be tested?” on mchd-tx.org or mcphd-tx.org and follow the instructions. The COVID-19 Call Center’s number is 936-523-3916. It is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Testing in Harris County
Get tested, it’s free! To sign up for testing, visit hcphtx.org or ReadyHarris.org or you can call 832-927-7575. View flyer for more information. Once tested, results from HCPH testing sites can take up to 5 days to process. As you wait for your results, stay home and self-isolate, especially if you are sick, practice social distancing (6 ft/2 m) and wear a face-covering. View flyer for more information on the next steps after you have been tested.

More testing information is available under State News below.

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Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count Sees an Increase of 122 Positive Cases
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can very sadly confirm four additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 94.

  • A man in his 50s, from Spring, died upon arrival to the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.
  • A man in his 80s, from Magnolia, died. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.
  • A man in his 80s, from Conroe, died in hospice care. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.
  • A man in his 90s, from Conroe, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.

They offer their condolences to all of the families at this difficult time.

  • TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 122 to 6,776 since yesterday’s report.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 decreased by 445 to 1,355 since yesterday’s report. On Tuesdays, they factor in additional cases they have been unable to contact for more than 30 days. That represents 437 additional “inactive” cases today.
  • 47 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
  • 4,718 people have clinically recovered.

Have questions? Please go to https://mcphd-tx.org/ and scroll down to the FAQs. 

Take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

  • Consider staying home unless it is necessary to leave your home.
  • Avoid groups of people.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wear a mask (if it is necessary to leave your home).
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Disinfect surfaces in your car and around your home.

You can view the list of case-by-case updates on the MCPHD website here: https://mcphd-tx.org/coronavirus-covid-19/confirmed-cases/. You can refer to the dashboard here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/.

Harris County COVID-19 Case Count
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) publishes their daily case count, combined with the City of Houston’s daily case count, here. Cases by zip code in Harris County can be found by clicking on areas of the map.
 
The Village of Creekside Park is located in two zip codes: 77375 and 77389, and these also include Magnolia, Augusta Pines/Auburn Lakes/West Rayford Road in northwest Harris County. Today, Harris County is reporting zip code 77375 has 612 confirmed positive cases with 224 active cases, and 77389 has 312 confirmed positive cases with 85 active cases.

Read the full update at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3184

Source: The Woodlands Township

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