Montgomery County marks highest single-day increases of new, active COVID-19 cases July 1

The county has now recorded 2,257 total COVID-19 cases, including 917 that are currently active. (Community Impact staff)
The county has now recorded 2,257 total COVID-19 cases, including 917 that are currently active. (Community Impact staff)

The county has now recorded 2,257 total COVID-19 cases, including 917 that are currently active. (Community Impact staff)

Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case total grew by 85 on July 1, the highest single-day increase reported yet in the county, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management.


Overall, 917 COVID-19 cases are currently active in the county, up from the 832 reported as of June 30. Of those, 894—more than 97%—remain in self-isolation.

The county's total case count grew by 124 on July 1 and now stands at 2,257. Thirty-nine recoveries were also reported July 1, and the county's total recovery rate now sits at nearly 58%.


No new hospitalizations of county residents were reported July 1, although the number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals grew by 18, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Of the 184 people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the county, 137 remain in general beds and 47 are in ICU beds.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.


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