On Sunday, April 19 , Galveston County Health District reported 5 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 455.
There is also two additional deaths
- A male, age range 61-70, passed away April 18. He had pre-existing medical conditions.
- A female, age range 61-70, passed away April 18. She had pre-existing medical conditions.
As of April 19, GCHD is reporting 193 recoveries.
On April 18, the health district tested a total of 326 people (86 in Galveston and 240 in Texas City) through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site. There was no testing on April 19. 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.