Four new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in Montgomery County on Aug. 26, and the county's active case count rose by 12.83%, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District.

The four new deaths included a Conroe man in his 50s, a Spring woman in her 60s, a Splendora woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s from The Woodlands. A total of 109 county resident deaths related to COVID-19 have now been recorded, including 11 this week.

Active cases rose by 150 on Aug. 26 to 1,319, including 39 resident hospitalizations, a decrease of nine since yesterday.

A total of 247 new COVID-19 cases were added to the county's cumulative case count Aug. 27, bringing the total number of cases confirmed in Montgomery County this year to 8,515. Of the nearly 250 new cases, 117 tested positive before Aug. 11 and had been previously reported to the Department of State Health Services by health care providers, the health district said.

Additionally, 93 ew clinical recoveries were reported Aug. 26, bringing the county's COVID-19 recovery total to 5,856, or 68.77% of all local cases.

According to data provided by the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, a total of 77 people regardless of residence are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Montgomery County facilities. That figure represents a decrease of nine since yesterday, and it includes 47 patients in a general or isolation bed and 30 patients in an ICU.