Montgomery County's largest daily increases in active and total COVID-19 cases were recorded July 14, along with two additional deaths related to the disease, the county public health district and office of emergency management reported.

The deaths, a Spring man in his 60s and a Pinehurst man in his 70s, both occurred in the hospital, according to the county's July 14 coronavirus update. Forty-four county resident deaths have now been reported in relation to COVID-19.

The county's active case count rose by 255 on July 14, a 24% increase over July 13 and the most that count has grown in a single day. A total of 1,314 COVID-19 cases are now active in Montgomery County—the highest that figure has risen yet—including 44 residents in the hospital, three more than yesterday.

The county's cumulative case count grew by 359 on July 14 and now sits at 3,471, a more than 11% increase over the 3,112 cumulative cases confirmed as of July 13. A total of 2,113 COVID-19 recoveries have now been recorded in the county, including 102 since yesterday.

The county also reported that 246 people of any residence are now hospitalized in Montgomery County, an increase of one since July 13, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Of those hospitalizations, 184 are in general or isolation beds, and 62 are in ICU beds.