Montgomery County active COVID-19 case count drops below 1,700 as of April 9

Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count was 1,692 as of April 9. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count was 1,692 as of April 9. (Community Impact staff)

Montgomery County's active COVID-19 case count was 1,692 as of April 9. (Community Impact staff)

The number of active coronavirus cases in Montgomery County has decreased by 136 over the course of one day, with a total of 1,692 active cases reported across the county as of April 9, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District.

According to MCPHD's report, there have been no additional coronavirus-related deaths reported in the county since April 6. As of April 9, there have been a total of 273 coronavirus-related deaths in Montgomery County.

As of April 9, there are 97 county residents hospitalized due to coronavirus. There have been an additional 35 recoveries since April 8, bringing the total number of recoveries to 26,340.

While the number of active cases have decreased since the previous day, the April 9 report indicates the total number of cases across the county has increased by 103, bringing the grand total of cases across the county since March 2020 to 50,287, including inactive cases. Of the 103 new recorded cases, 76 were tested since March 25.


The total number of intensive care unit beds in use countywide rose to 161 as of April 9, according to information from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. The county's operational capacity limit is 174 beds, and it was at 162 as of April 1. As of April 9, 32 COVID-19 patients were in ICU beds in the county.


By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.