On Wednesday, April 22, the Galveston County Health District reported 12 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 491.
GCHD is reporting 1 additional death:
- A female, age range 81-90, passed away April 14. She had pre-existing medical conditions.
There are 177 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 our daily case update graphic.
As of April 23, GCHD is reporting 11 additional recoveries bringing the countywide total to 227.
On April 22, the health district tested a total of 219 people (84 in Galveston and 135 in Texas City) through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites. To date, 2,630 tests have been performed with 36 positive and 2,033 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, 11,601 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Galveston County residents who may have been tested outside the county.