Montgomery County reported three additional deaths related to COVID-19 on July 23, and the active case count rose by 37, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District and the county emergency management office.

Fifty-three county resident deaths have now been reported in relation to COVID-19. The three fatalities recorded July 23 include a Willis woman in her 80s, a Conroe woman in her 50s and a Conroe man in his 70s, the health department said.

The active case increase of 37 reported July 23 brought the county's total active case count to 2,539, including 1,605 residents in self-isolation and 63 resident hospitalizations—an increase of nine since yesterday. The status of 871 active cases had not been confirmed as of July 23.

A total of 110 new clinical recoveries were also recorded bringing the county's recovery total to 2,747, or 50.46% of the 5,444 cumulative cases confirmed this year.

Hospitalizations at facilities throughout Montgomery County, including residents of other counties, rose by nearly 20% to 217 on July 23. That total includes 161 people hospitalized in general or isolation beds throughout the county and 56 people in ICU beds, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.