Montgomery County adds 19 new coronavirus cases since May 15 as active cases climb to 521

Cases will likely increase as more testing becomes available. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cases will likely increase as more testing becomes available. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Cases will likely increase as more testing becomes available. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Editor's note: The Montgomery County Public Health District has ceased providing weekend coronavirus updates. The daily counts on Mondays in the "Daily totals" graph include any cases confirmed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Montgomery County has 817 total coronavirus cases—less than 0.2% of the county's population—as of May 18, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District. There are 521 active cases, which includes 58 hospitalizations. As of May 18, 278 people have recovered, representing 34% of the total confirmed cases.

There have been 18 total deaths as a result of coronavirus, representing about 2% of the county's total confirmed cases.

Of Montgomery County's total cases, 53.1% were male, and 46% were female, according to MCPHD. Less than 1% were listed as other or not applicable.

Although the top three age ranges in the county with the highest number of cases were 30-39 years, 40-49 years and 50-59, respectively, the age range with the highest number of deaths is 80-89, representing 8 of the total 18 deaths. No individual under the age of 50 in Montgomery County has died as of May 18, according to MCPHD.


According to the MCPHD's daily news releases, the entity expects case numbers to continue increasing as more testing becomes available. On May 18, the county announced the addition of a third COVID-19 testing site to its countywide test voucher program.



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