Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count rose by 101 over the Independence Day holiday weekend, the county public health district and emergency management office reported July 6.

Overall, 197 new cases accompanied by 96 recoveries were recorded since the county's last report July 2. A total of 1,061 COVID-19 cases are now active in the county.

The county has recorded 2,550 total cases since early March, 1,452 of which have recovered.

Seven new hospitalizations of county residents related to COVID-19 were also reported July 6, bringing the total number of residents hospitalized to 31. Across all Montgomery County hospitals, 212 people—including residents of other counties—are now hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Of those, 160 are in general beds, and 52 are in ICU beds.

Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 may register for a free testing voucher through the county by visiting its registration website or by calling its COVID-19 hotline at 936-523-5040 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.