On Monday, April 20, the Galveston County Health District reported 13 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 468.
GCHD is also reporting two additional deaths.
- A female, age range 81-90, passed away April 19. She had pre-existing medical conditions.
- A male, age range 91 and older, passed away April 19. He had pre-existing medical conditions.
There are currently 170 Galveston County cases tied to long-term care facilities within the county. This count includes residents and employees. Cities that have seen a large number of cases tied to long-term care facilities are noted on the daily case update graphic below.
As of April 20, GCHD is reporting 208 recoveries with 70 recoveries in League City.
On April 20, the health district tested a total of 301 people (87 in Galveston and 214 in Texas City) through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site. To date, 2,071 tests have been performed with 34 positive and 1,597 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.
To date, 10,846 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Galveston County residents who may have been tested outside the county.
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.