Montgomery County COVID-19 active-case spike continues with 26% weekly increase; record active-case high set Dec. 7

A new daily record high for active COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County was set Dec. 7. (Community Impact Newspaper)
A new daily record high for active COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County was set Dec. 7. (Community Impact Newspaper)

A new daily record high for active COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County was set Dec. 7. (Community Impact Newspaper)

A record high 4,431 active COVID-19 cases were reported in Montgomery County on Dec. 7, the eighth consecutive day the county has set a new high in daily active cases, according to information from the county public health and hospital districts.

The Dec. 7 case total represents a 26.53% increase over the 3,365 active cases recorded one week ago, Nov. 30; more than 430 active cases added since the county's last COVID-19 case report was released Dec. 4. The county had not totaled more than 3,000 active COVID-19 cases in a day until Nov. 30.


According to information from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, the numbers of patients in Montgomery County hospitals and ICUs have also risen through late November into December.

As of Dec. 7, 112 hospital patients and 41 ICU patients—regardless of residence—were recorded in Montgomery County facilities due to confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases. Hospital and ICU bed use in the county peaked this year in July, according to SETRAC data.


Montgomery County also surpassed 19,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases this week, with a total of 19,584 cases identified as of Dec. 7—a 9.32% increase in the past week since Nov. 30. Of those, a total of 11,547 cases—58.96%—have recovered.


Seven new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Dec. 1-7, including men and women from Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Pinehurst, Porter and Splendora in their 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s and 90s. A total of 176 resident deaths related to the disease have been recorded in the county this year.
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.