Montgomery County's cumulative COVID-19 case count reached 17,915 on Nov. 30, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District. This is an increase of 1,366 cases from Nov. 23.

In that same time frame, the number of active cases increased from 2,513 to 3,365; recoveries grew from 10,655 to 11,019; and the death toll has remained the same at 169.

The updates follow the county health district's upgrade to its COVID-19 case reporting database Nov. 12 to the Texas Health Trace system now in use across the state, a change that resulted in a pause on daily case reports Nov. 6-11. According to the county agency, the shift to Texas Health Trace will improve data reporting and any potential assistance from the Texas Department of State Health Services.