Montgomery County reports 4 additional deaths, increases in active cases and recoveries Aug. 31

Montgomery County reported four additional deaths related to the disease Aug. 31. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County reported four additional deaths related to the disease Aug. 31. (Community Impact staff)

Montgomery County reported four additional deaths related to the disease Aug. 31. (Community Impact staff)

The Montgomery County Public Health District and the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reported four new deaths related to COVID-19 and increases in active cases and recoveries Aug. 31.

The deaths—a Willis woman in her 60s and three Spring residents, including a woman in her 70s and men in their 70s and 80s—bring the number of fatalities in the county related to COVID-19 to 114.

Active cases in the county rose by 72 on Aug. 31, according to the health district, and a total of 1,398 COVID-19 cases are now active in the county. That figure includes 31 resident hospitalizations, down six from the 37 reported on Friday.


Total COVID-19 cases identified in the county rose by 156 on Aug. 31, and 8,736 cases have now been identified in the county since March. Of those, 5,993—or 68.60%—have clinically recovered, an increase of 80 since Friday. The health district said 13 of the 156 new cases added Aug. 31 had tested positive prior to Aug. 10 and were previously reported directly to the Texas Department of State Health Services by health care providers.

According to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, 66 people regardless of county residence remain hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Montgomery County as of Aug. 31. Of those, 44 are in general or isolation beds, and 22 are in an ICU.
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.


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