See Montgomery County's COVID-19 trends Nov. 17-23

Community Impact Newspaper uses data from the Montgomery County Public Health District for weekly case counts. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Community Impact Newspaper uses data from the Montgomery County Public Health District for weekly case counts. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Community Impact Newspaper uses data from the Montgomery County Public Health District for weekly case counts. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Montgomery County's cumulative COVID-19 case count reached 16,549 on Nov. 23, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District. This is an increase of 1,322 cases from Nov. 17.

In that same time frame, the number of active cases increased from 1,828 to 2,513; recoveries grew from 10,012 to 10,655; and the death toll rose from 165 to 169.


The updates follow the county health district's upgrade to its COVID-19 case reporting database Nov. 12 to the Texas Health Trace system now in use across the state, a change that resulted in a pause on daily case reports Nov. 6-11. According to the county agency, the shift to Texas Health Trace will improve data reporting and any potential assistance from the Texas Department of State Health Services.


By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


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