Montgomery County sees rise in active COVID-19 case count, deaths Sept. 9-14; cumulative case increase includes some backlog

Nearly 1,500 COVID-19 cases remain active in the county, and 132 deaths related to the disease have been recorded this year. (Community Impact staff)
Nearly 1,500 COVID-19 cases remain active in the county, and 132 deaths related to the disease have been recorded this year. (Community Impact staff)

Nearly 1,500 COVID-19 cases remain active in the county, and 132 deaths related to the disease have been recorded this year. (Community Impact staff)

The Montgomery County Public Health District reported more than 600 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths related to the disease Sept. 9-14, and the county's cumulative case total surpassed 10,000.

Since last Tuesday, a total of 639 county resident cases have been added by the health district, including 226 on Sept. 14. However, the health district said 349 of those cases were recorded in late August or earlier through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Electronic Disease Surveillance System after they were first identified by health care providers.

A total of 10,016 cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in the county, 6,815 of which have clinically recovered.

The county's active case count also increased since Sept. 8 following a decline last week. A total of 1,456 COVID-19 cases are now active in Montgomery County, including 18 residents who are hospitalized.

Seven deaths related to the disease were confirmed last week between Sept. 9-10: three Conroe women in their 60s and 80s, a Splendora woman in her 80s, a Spring man in his 50s, a Conroe man in his 70s and a woman in her 90s from The Woodlands. A total of 132 resident deaths related to COVID-19, or 1.32% of the county's total cases, have now been recorded.

As of Sept. 14, a total of 47 people regardless of residence remain hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Montgomery County. Of those, 36 are in general or isolation beds, and 11 are in an ICU, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


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