Montgomery County adds dozens of active COVID-19 cases, recoveries Aug. 21

The county added 76 active COVID-19 cases Aug. 21. (Community Impact staff)
The county added 76 active COVID-19 cases Aug. 21. (Community Impact staff)

The county added 76 active COVID-19 cases Aug. 21. (Community Impact staff)

Active COVID-19 cases and recoveries both increased in Montgomery County on Aug. 21, according to the county public health department.


Seventy-six new active cases were identified Aug. 21, bringing the county's active case count to 1,380. That figure includes 54 resident hospitalizations, one more than yesterday. No new deaths related to the disease were reported Aug. 21.

A total of 172 new cases were reported throughout the county Aug. 21, bringing the county's cumulative case total to 7,915. Ninety-six clinical recoveries from COVID-19 were also recorded, and 5,547 county residents have now recovered from the disease.


Countywide hospitalizations, including residents of other counties, decreased by six Aug. 21. Of the 80 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Montgomery County facilities, 59 patients are in general or isolation beds, and 21 are in an ICU, according to data from 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.