Five deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in Montgomery County on Aug. 7, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District.
All of the deaths took place in the hospital or hospice care, and included a Porter man in his 50s, a Porter man in his 60s, a Conroe man in his 50s, a Porter woman in her 90s and a Magnolia woman in her 70s. Eighty-two county residents have now died after testing positive for COVID-19, including 29—more than one third of the county's total—in the past two weeks.
The county's active COVID-19 case count fell by 87 on Aug. 7 to 1,836, the lowest total since July 14. Of the county's active resident cases, 53 remain hospitalized.
A total of 149 new clinical recoveries were reported Aug. 7, bringing the county's recovery total to 4,487, or just over 68% of cumulative cases. Overall, 6,577 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the county, including 67 new cases Aug. 7.
Montgomery County hospitalizations, including residents of other counties, fell by 17 on Friday to 133. Of those, 94 are in general or isolation beds, and 39 are in an ICU, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.
Five COVID-19 deaths reported in Montgomery County on Aug. 7; active case count continues to fall
The county's active case count fell to its lowest level in weeks, while resident deaths continue to rise. (Community Impact staff)