Montgomery County reports 3 new deaths related to COVID-19; total case count rises by 13 from May 19-20

The county has reported 861 total COVID-19 cases, including 509 active cases, 331 recoveries and 21 deaths. (Community Impact staff)
The county has reported 861 total COVID-19 cases, including 509 active cases, 331 recoveries and 21 deaths. (Community Impact staff)

The county has reported 861 total COVID-19 cases, including 509 active cases, 331 recoveries and 21 deaths. (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.

Three new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in Montgomery County on May 20.


The victims included a Conroe woman in her 60s, a Conroe man in his 80s and a Kingwood woman in her 80s, according to the Montgomery County Public Health District. All were previously hospitalized.

The county also reported 13 new COVID-19 cases from May 19-20, bringing the county's total case count to 861. Since yesterday, the number of active cases decreased by 30 to 509 including 43 who are hospitalized. A total of 331 county residents have recovered.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 12,428 COVID-19 tests had been administered in Montgomery County as of May 19. Based on the county's May 19 case total of 848, 6.82% of tests performed were positive.

On Monday, the county health district said case numbers are expected to rise alongside the recent increase in local testing.



By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


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