Montgomery County records its 145th COVID-related death

Montgomery County public health officials confirmed the county’s 145th COVID-19-related death Tuesday as the case total passed 13,000.

According to the Montgomery County Public Health District, the death was a Porter man in his 60s who was hospitalized at the time of his death. The man had other health conditions in addition to testing positive for the virus.

The county added 95 cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 13,086. Of those, 1,945 are active, a drop of 85 from the previous day.

Total hospitalizations, both county and noncounty residents, dropped by seven to 54 with 14 of those patients in ICU.

The reason for the difference in the new cases and active cases is the Montgomery County Public Health District is continuing to process cases that were reported to The Department of State Health Services directly by health care providers and entered into the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System.

Online registration is still available for COVID-19 testing in Montgomery County. To get a voucher, go to or and click on the “need to be tested” link. Fill out the information. A voucher will be emailed. Once you have the voucher, make an appointment at your choice of testing centers and get tested.

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