Montgomery County adds 5 deaths related to COVID-19 Aug. 5; recoveries pass 4,000

Active cases in the county have decreased by 144 since yesterday. (Community Impact staff)
Active cases in the county have decreased by 144 since yesterday. (Community Impact staff)

Active cases in the county have decreased by 144 since yesterday. (Community Impact staff)

Five new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in Montgomery County on Aug. 5, according to the county public health district's daily update. The county's active case count also fell by nearly 150, and more than 200 new recoveries were recorded.

A total of 76 county resident deaths have now been tallied in relation to COVID-19. The fatalities announced Aug. 5 include three Spring men in their 30s, 50s and 90s; a Conroe man in his 60s; and a Porter woman in her 60s. The Conroe man and eldest Spring man died in the hospital, the health district said.

Active cases fell by 144 since Aug. 5 to 2,090, the lowest mark since July 16. That figure includes 52 resident hospitalizations, a decrease of four since Aug. 4.


A total of 201 new clinical recoveries were recorded Aug. 5, bringing the county's recovery total to 4,121—nearly 64% of all county cases. Overall, 62 new COVID-19 cases were identified Aug. 5, bringing the county's cumulative case total to 6,459. Since peaking after the county's July 15 addition of backlogged case data, the seven-day new case average in Montgomery County has declined and on Aug. 5 reached its lowest total since early July.

Total COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county, regardless of patients' residence, increased by four Aug. 5 to 154. Of those, 112 are in general or isolation beds, and 42 are in an ICU, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


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