Montgomery County reached a total COVID-19 case count of 12,991 on Oct. 19, an increase of 495 since Oct. 13, according to the Montgomery County Public Health Department.
The county has made progress on its backlog of cases initially reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services by health care providers. While initially the county was handling cases tested more than two months ago, all of the new cases added in Montgomery County since Oct. 14 were tested in October.
The number of active, nonhospitalized cases grew from 1,732 on Oct. 13 to 1,993 on Oct. 19, which is an increase of 227. The number of county residents in hospitals increased from 24 to 37. The number of hospitalized residents with COVID-19 compared to the total active cases is about 1.8%.
The county's death tally grew from 143 on Oct. 13 to 144 on Oct. 14, when the health department reported the death of a 90-year-old woman from Conroe. There have been no additional deaths reported.
See Montgomery County's weekly COVID-19 case count for Oct. 13-19
Montgomery County's COVID-19 recoveries sit at 8,403, according to the county health department. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)