Active cases have been steadily increasing since the pandemic first began, and this is the second-highest number of active cases the county has seen to date, excluding the peak that occurred in late July and August, which resulted from a change in case reporting methods and a case information backlog.
The total number of cases increased from 13,917 to 14,227 during the 7-day span, a 2.23% increase. All new cases added Oct. 27-Nov. 2 were from individuals who tested positive in the last seven days, according to MCPHD.
The seven-day new case average has remained fairly flat, excluding the peak in July.
Four deaths related to COVID-19 were also confirmed from Oct. 27-Nov. 2, including three Oct. 29: a man in his 50s from Spring, a man in his 70s from Montgomery and a man in his 70s from Magnolia. All three had comorbidities, or the presence of two or more diseases, according to MCPHD. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Montgomery County to 155.
Recoveries rose from 8,798 to 9,027 during the 7-day period, and recoveries now represent 63% of total cases. As of Nov. 2, 2,687 of the county's total cases were designated as inactive, meaning that the county was unable to contact them within 30 days of when they were first reported to the health district.