Montgomery County reports 28th death related to COVID-19; recoveries continue to rise while hospitalizations fall

The county has reported 1,064 total cases of COVID-19. (Community Impact Newspaper)
The county has reported 1,064 total cases of COVID-19. (Community Impact Newspaper)

The county has reported 1,064 total cases of COVID-19. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Montgomery County's 28th death related to COVID-19, a Conroe man in his 60s, was reported June 5 by the county public health district and emergency management office. The man died while hospitalized, officials said.

Overall, the county's COVID-19 case count has risen to 1,064, including 442 active cases and 594 recoveries. The county also experienced an increase this week in its seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases reported.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have continued to slide this week, and the county's overall hospitalization rate reached its lowest point this spring. As of June 5, 2.94% of active cases in Montgomery County remain hospitalized—a drop of more than 50% since June 1.

The county's three free testing sites participating in its resident voucher program remain open by appointment Monday through Friday, with registration available through the county COVID-19 call center at 936-523-5040. Call center hours will be reduced to 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. beginning June 8.

One of the three testing providers, America's ER, has relocated its drive-thru site from WoodsEdge Church to its own facility at 32784 FM 2978, Magnolia.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


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