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.