On Monday, May 18, Colorado County officials reported two more confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in the county.
The two newest cases are both females, in the age range of 40-55, residing in an unincorporated area of the county. Both women are recovering at home. This brings the county’s confirmed cases to 20, with nine cases active and 11 recovered.
There are currently 15 pending tests. Since county facilities began testing, 437 county residents have been tested at county clinics and hospitals.
The State of Texas has experienced a steady increase in the number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases since the reopening of Texas two weeks ago after precautionary closures began in March.
As of Monday, May 18, according to information from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), 723,013 coronavirus tests have been administered in Texas, and 48,693 Texans have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The number of positive cases confirmed is 8,824 more than a week ago.
An estimated 28,371 Texans have recovered, and 1,347 Texans have died from coronavirus complications. It is important to remember that the state data comes from local health officials, and it may not represent all cases of the disease given limited testing. Texas’ first confirmed positive case of the coronavirus was reported Mar. 4 in Fort Bend County.
It was reported that the patient had recently traveled abroad. Months later on Apr. 4, there were 6,110 cases in 151 counties. As of May 18, there are 48,693 cases in 222 Texas counties.