Montgomery County's daily coronavirus count jumps 31 from May 18 to May 19

Case numbers will likely continue increasing as more testing becomes available. (Community Impact staff)
Case numbers will likely continue increasing as more testing becomes available. (Community Impact staff)

Case numbers will likely continue increasing as more testing becomes available. (Community Impact staff)

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.

From May 18 to May 19, Montgomery County's total number of coronavirus cases jumped by 31, reaching 848, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District.

Of those, there have been 291 recoveries. No new deaths were reported today, and the total number of deaths is 18. Of the 539 active cases, 61 are hospitalized.


As of May 18, the county had administered an estimated 11,648 tests, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. As of May 18, the county had reported 817 total confirmed cases, meaning about 7% of total tests have yielded a positive result.

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.





By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


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