Although hundreds of new cases have been reported since Aug. 14, the health district said the majority were first identified as positive cases in June or July. Their delayed inclusion in the local case count was a result of the county processing previous entries into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-run National Electronic Disease Surveillance System after health care providers had first reported cases to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the health district said.
Of the 210 new total cases since the Aug. 19 report, 164 from the NEDSS system tested positive prior to Aug. 3, according to Montgomery County Public Health District. Active cases increased by 94 to 1,304.
Meanwhile, 53 residents are known to be in the hospital, and 5,451 people have reportedly recovered.