Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count drops by 47 on July 28; 116 recoveries added

Montgomery County's active case count dropped by 47 July 28, one day after the county's active case count reached a new high. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Montgomery County's active case count dropped by 47 July 28, one day after the county's active case count reached a new high. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Montgomery County's active case count dropped by 47 July 28, one day after the county's active case count reached a new high. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Montgomery County public health officials reported slight declines in active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations related to the disease July 28, along with an 3.84% increase in recoveries.


The county's active case count fell by 47 cases July 28 to 2,550, including 1,564 people confirmed to be in self-isolation and 63 hospitalizations of county residents. The status of just over 920 active cases has not yet been confirmed by county health workers.

COVID-19 recoveries increased by 116 July 28 to 3,140 total, representing more than 53% of the county's 5,852 cumulative cases. Seventy-two new cases were confirmed July 28 as the county's seven-day new case average continues to decline following a jump caused by a case backlog and shift in reporting strategy announced July 15.


Total hospitalizations in Montgomery County facilities, including residents of other counties, held steady July 28 at 185. Of those, 130 people are in general or isolation beds and 55 are in an ICU, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.
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.