Montgomery County reports 1 coronavirus-related death, 30 recoveries since May 22

The Montgomery County Public Health District reported one death related to COVID-19 along with 30 new recoveries from the disease May 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Montgomery County Public Health District reported one death related to COVID-19 along with 30 new recoveries from the disease May 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Montgomery County Public Health District reported one death related to COVID-19 along with 30 new recoveries from the disease May 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Twenty-five new COVID-19 cases and one death related to the disease have been reported in Montgomery County since May 22, according to a May 26 update from the Montgomery County Public Health District. The figures cover May 23-26, as the county did not report case information over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The death reported was a woman in her 70s from Willis who died at a hospital, according to the health district. Including that fatality, six of the county's 24 total deaths—five women and one man in their 60s, 70s and 80s—have been recorded since May 18.

The county's total case count now sits at 913, including 465 active cases. Of those, 29 people remain hospitalized May 26—a decrease of 50% over the 58 hospitalized COVID-19 patients reported May 18. Thirty COVID-19 patients in the county have recovered since May 22, bringing the total number of recoveries to 424—an increase of more than 50% since May 18.


According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 14,758 total COVID-19 tests had been administered in Montgomery County through May 25. That number includes both PCR swab tests, which determine active infections from the new coronavirus, and serology tests, which identify antibodies against the virus to determine past infection.


More than 190,000 tests administered in Texas remain unassigned to a county or are from an unknown county, according to the DSHS.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


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