Montgomery County confirms 37th coronavirus death July 2 as active cases continue rising

Montgomery County health officials are urging residents to wear face masks and practice social distancing. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Montgomery County health officials are urging residents to wear face masks and practice social distancing. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Montgomery County health officials are urging residents to wear face masks and practice social distancing. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Montgomery County reported its 37th death related to COVID-19 on July 2, according to a daily case count by the county's health district. The man, who was in his 90s from Porter, died in a long-term care facility.

The number of active cases increased from 917 on July 1 to 960 on July 2. The number of total positive cases increased by 96 from July 1 to 2,353 on July 2. Of the 960 active cases who are Montgomery County residents, 24 are in the hospital, an increase of one since July 1. Meanwhile, 1,356 people have fully recovered, an increase of 52 since July 1.


There are a total of 186 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Montgomery County hospitals, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Of that number, 138 are in general beds and 48 are in ICU.


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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