Harris County coronavirus count: New cases up in Harris County as daily testing rates reach new heights

More than 111,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Harris County as of May 16, according to data tracked by the Texas Department of State Health Services, with the amount of tests given out of the week of May 10-16 close to three times the amount given out two weeks earlier, between April 26 and May 2. (Community Impact Staff)
More than 111,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Harris County as of May 16, according to data tracked by the Texas Department of State Health Services, with the amount of tests given out of the week of May 10-16 close to three times the amount given out two weeks earlier, between April 26 and May 2. (Community Impact Staff)

More than 111,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Harris County as of May 16, according to data tracked by the Texas Department of State Health Services, with the amount of tests given out of the week of May 10-16 close to three times the amount given out two weeks earlier, between April 26 and May 2. (Community Impact Staff)


More than 111,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Harris County as of May 16, according to data tracked by the Texas Department of State Health Services, with the amount of tests given out of the week of May 10-16 close to three times the amount given out two weeks earlier, between April 26 and May 2.

A total of 33,025 tests were conducted between May 10-16, while 21,170 were conducted between May 3-9 and 13,219 were conducted between April 26-May 2, according to state data.


Harris County also saw increases in confirmed cases this past week as testing increased. Over the period of May 10-16, the county confirmed 1,318 new cases, as compared to 1,095 cases between May 3-9 and 1,080 cases between April 26-May 2.

Total cases rose by 415 over the May 16-17 weekend, with 316 of those cases coming from the city of Houston. Another 170 cases were added May 18, including 139 in the city of Houston.

The city of Houston reported one new death May 19—a man in 80s—bringing the total deaths in the county to 205. Another 3,672 COVID-19 patients have recovered as of May 19, and 5,758 cases are considered active.
By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.