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.