Montgomery County reports additional COVID-19 death, slight uptick in active cases Aug. 28

Since Aug. 26, total cases increased by 65 to 8,580. This the lowest number of new cases reported since Aug. 6. (Community Impact staff)
Since Aug. 26, total cases increased by 65 to 8,580. This the lowest number of new cases reported since Aug. 6. (Community Impact staff)

Since Aug. 26, total cases increased by 65 to 8,580. This the lowest number of new cases reported since Aug. 6. (Community Impact staff)

Montgomery County reported an additional death related to COVID-19, according to a daily case count from the county's health department. A woman in her 60s from Conroe died in the hospital. A report on comorbidities, or presence of two or more diseases, is not yet available.

The Montgomery County Public Health District did not release a case count Aug. 27. Since Aug. 26, total cases increased by 65 to 8,580. This the lowest number of new cases reported since Aug. 6, and it was spread over two days. The MCPHD 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. Out of the 65 new total cases since the Aug. 26 report, 12 from the NEDSS system tested positive in June.


Active cases increased by seven since Aug. 26, reaching 1,326.

Thirty-seven residents are known to be in the hospital compared to 35 from Aug. 26, and 5,913 people have reportedly recovered.


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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