On Thursday, April 16, the Galveston County Health District reported 20 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 421. GCHD is also reporting one additional death: a male, age range 71-80, passed away April 12. He had pre-existing medical conditions.
This week, it was released that two senior care facilities in League City are the source of 45 COVID-19 infections. The facilities are the Cottages at Clear Lake, 450 Landing Blvd., and the Regent Care Center of League City, 2620 W. Walker Street.
GCHD is reporting 13 additional recoveries, bringing the total to 157. In League City, 55 residents who have tested positive are now recovered. GCHD is releasing a new graphic that breaks down recovered patients by city, age range, and gender. See below.
On April 17, the health district tested a total of 304 people (78 in Galveston and 226 in Texas City) through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site. To date, 1,145 tests have been performed with 16 positive and 645 negative results reported back to the health district. All other results are currently pending. Testing is not limited to just Galveston County residents, but only county residents who tested positive for COVID-19 will be included in the health district’s daily case update.
Two sites are currently offering free COVID-19 testing to anyone, regardless of symptoms. Those who want to be tested must make an appointment.
- Testing is available at Fire Station No. 5, 5728 Ball Street in Galveston. To make an appointment in Galveston, please call 409.978.4080.
- Testing is available in Texas City at the Galveston County Health District, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway. To make an appointment in Texas City, please call 409.978.4040.
For more information on testing, click here.