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.