Montgomery County: Active COVID-19 cases rise by 93; one new death reported Aug. 17

Active COVID-19 cases in the county rose Aug. 17 for the first time since late July. (Community Impact staff)
Active COVID-19 cases in the county rose Aug. 17 for the first time since late July. (Community Impact staff)

Active COVID-19 cases in the county rose Aug. 17 for the first time since late July. (Community Impact staff)

Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count increased by 93 from Aug. 14-17, the first rise in local active cases since late July, the Montgomery County Public Health District reported Aug. 17.


Following the increase, 1,336 cases are now confirmed to be active throughout the county, including 55 resident hospitalizations. One new death related to the disease, a Montgomery man in his 50s, was also reported Aug. 17. Ninety-seven county resident deaths related to COVID-19 have now been confirmed.

Overall, 203 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Aug. 17, bringing the county's cumulative total to 7,160. A total of 109 new clinical recoveries were also reported, and total recoveries now stand at 5,118, or more than 71% of all county cases. As of Aug. 17, 609 case statuses had not yet been confirmed by MCPHD.


Countywide hospitalizations, including those of residents of other counties, increased by six Aug. 17 to 105. Of those, 69 are hospitalized in a general or isolation bed, and 36 are in an ICU, according to the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.