Active COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County fell to the lowest level in around one month Aug. 12, and one additional death related to the disease was reported, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District.
The death, a Conroe woman in her 70s, occurred in a hospital. A total of 95 deaths related to COVID-19 have now been recorded in the county.
On Aug. 11, the health district announced that cases the county has not been able to contact for more than 30 days would be added to the county's total as "inactive" cases on Tuesdays. A total of 437 inactive cases were added Aug. 11, and Community Impact Newspaper has added this category to the chart below.
Active cases in the county fell by 75 on Aug. 12 to 1,280, the lowest total since the July 13 mark of 1,059. Forty-four new cases were identified Aug. 12 alongside 118 new clinical recoveries. A total of 4,836 county residents have now recovered from COVID-19, more than 70% of the county's cumulative 6,820 cases.
All hospitalizations in county facilities, including residents of other counties, dropped by two Aug. 12 to 119. Of those, 87 are in general or isolation beds, and 32 are in an intensive care unit, according to the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.