At a Montgomery County Commissioners meeting recently, they have found the latest data is showing COVID-19 cases rising again in Montgomery County, reports Gregory Purcell for WFMZ.
“In the past few weeks, we have seen an uptick in COVID cases due to the omicron sub-variants,” Christina Miller, Administrator of the Office of Public Health, said. “Last week we moved from the low community level to the medium community level. We are not far from the threshold moving into the high level, which indicates a strain on the health care system.”
It was reported COVID-19 cases have shot up to 200 per 100,000 people plus hospital admissions increased.
Montgomery County Commission Chair Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh commented, “We are living with this virus, and will continue to live with this virus, for the foreseeable future…it’s to make sure that everyone is aware of what is happening in our community and that we have an excellent set of tools in our toolbox to fight this virus.”
Masking up and vaccinations are strongly recommended by the CDC, as well as getting tested if residents have symptoms, and staying at home when sick.
Read more about rising COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County on WFMZ.