Montgomery County reports 3 deaths related to COVID-19, slight active case increase Sept. 2

The August death of a man in ICE custody in Montogmery County had also been reported Sept. 1. (Community Impact staff)
The August death of a man in ICE custody in Montogmery County had also been reported Sept. 1. (Community Impact staff)

The August death of a man in ICE custody in Montogmery County had also been reported Sept. 1. (Community Impact staff)

Three new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in Montgomery County on Sept. 2, according to an update from the county public health district and the emergency management office.

The fatalities included a man in his 70s from The Woodlands, a New Caney man in his 80s and a Conroe woman in her 80s. A total of 117 county resident deaths related to COVID-19 have now been reported.


Additionally, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported on Tuesday the first COVID-19-related death of a detainee in Montgomery County. According to a Sept. 1 ICE statement, a 50-year-old Honduran man in agency custody died Aug. 28 at the Conroe Regional Medical Center following his transfer to the hospital from the Joe Corley Detention Center in Conroe in late July. The man first tested positive for COVID-19 on July 26 after exhibiting symptoms of the disease at the ICE facility, and he was pronounced dead last week as a result of respiratory failure due to COVID-19 complications. The death is the sixth person in ICE custody to die of causes related to COVID-19 this year, and the first to do so in Texas.

According to ICE information, a total of 207 COVID-19 cases among detainees have been confirmed this year at the Joe Corley Detention Center and Montgomery Processing Center—the agency's two facilities in Montgomery County—none of which are currently in isolation or under monitoring.

Among county residents, active COVID-19 cases increased by 27 on Sept. 2 to bring the county's active case count to 1,217. Of those, 21 residents remain hospitalized, a decrease of seven from yesterday.

A total of 104 new cases were added to the county's cumulative count Sept. 2, including 27 who tested positive prior to Aug. 17 that were previously reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services and entered into the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System. A total of 8,904 COVID-19 cases have now been identified in Montgomery County, 6,161 of which have clinically recovered as of Sept. 2—an increase of 74 recoveries from yesterday.


Fifty-eight people regardless of their county of residence remain hospitalized in Montgomery County facilities due to COVID-19. Of those, 40 are in general or isolation beds and 18 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.


MOST RECENT

FM 2978 has been under construction since 2018.
(Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work on FM 2978 continues with expected completion date this summer

The project, begun in 2018, is expected to wrap in the second quarter of 2021.

Tomball Star Academy will celebrate its senior class May 27 with a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Event Center, according to district information. Students will graduate virtually from LSC-Tomball on May 13, according to LSCS information. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'They’ve created the legacy:' Inaugural class to graduate May 27 from Tomball ISD's early college high school program

The inaugural class of 95 students has been instrumental in paving the way for the students yet to finish the program, said Kelly Marchiando, the principal of Tomball Star Academy since January.

The Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of nurses by 2032. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Why Texas faces a growing nursing shortage and what can be done to address it

In 2018, the state health department estimated about 11% of the demand for nurses was not able to be met, and that number is expected to rise to 16.3% by 2032.

Photos in the home of Barbara and the late Don Gebert show the couple and other family members over their decades together. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Don Gebert, founder of Interfaith of The Woodlands, remembered in The Woodlands

A celebration of life service for Don Gebert will be held June 12 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

Two new stores came to The Woodlands Mall in April. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Two new stores open in The Woodlands Mall through April

Casper and TravisMatthew joined the mall's offerings April 9 and April 23 respectively.

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle opens in Magnolia; get a sneak peek of new Houston aquarium and more metro news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

(Courtesy Third Coast Organic Foods)
Third Coast Organic Foods launches e-commerce business

The business sells sugar-free organic wine vinaigrette salad dressings.

The business specializes in customized in-home consultations during which families will receive a fire safety plan specific to their house's floor plan and an age-appropriate, individualized plan for each family member. (Courtesy Fire Smart, LLC)
Fire Smart, LLC celebrates one year of providing fire safety education across Greater Houston area

The business specializes in customized in-home consultations during which families will receive a fire safety plan specific to their house's floor plan and an age-appropriate, individualized plan for each family member.

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle opens on FM 1488 in Magnolia

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia.

Sweet Charlene's Bakery opened in March. (Courtesy Sweet Charlene's Bakery)
Veteran-owned Sweet Charlene's Bakery debuted at The Woodlands Mall this spring

Sweet Charlene's Bakery opened its new location in The Woodlands Mall on March 5.

Designs show the concept for the administration area of a new 32,000-square-foot campus being planned by Xavier Educational Academy. (Courtesy Xavier Educational Academy)
Xavier Educational Academy announces plans to combine campuses at 1 location near Arboretum

The private school currently operates at three campuses in West University, The Woodlands and Memorial. The new 32,000-square-foot campus will quadruple the available space.