The deaths included three hospitalized men, one from Conroe and two from Magnolia in their 80s and 60s, as well as a New Caney man in his 60s and a Spring woman in her 90s who were not hospitalized.
The county added 87 COVID-19 cases July 30 to reach a total of 6,077 cases reported this year—representing more than 1% of the county's estimated population of around 607,000, based on June 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data.
Of the more than 51,500 COVID-19 tests administered in the county so far this year, 11.8% have been positive, according to information from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
While the county's total case count rose July 30, active cases decreased by 79 to 2,464 while 161 new clinical recoveries were reported. The county's recovery count now sits at 3,446, or 56.71% of its cumulative case count.
Hospitalizations of county residents due to COVID-19 increased by one to a total of 69 July 20, while all county hospitalizations—regardless of patients' residence—increased by six to 190. Of those, 137 are in general or isolation beds, and 53 are in an ICU, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.