On Wednesday, April 29, the Galveston County Health District reported 18 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 572
Galveston County Health District today reports 18 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 572.
There are 14 additional recoveries, bringing that total to 317.
Of the county’s 572 cases, 209 are tied to long-term care facilities. 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. Twenty-one of the 24 deaths reported to date by the health district are related to long-term care facilities in Galveston County.
On April 29 , the health district tested a total of 189 people (76 in League City and 113 in Texas City) through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites. To date, 3,774 tests have been performed with 65 positive and 3,427 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 COV
This week, the health district will offer free COVID-19 testing in Texas City and Galveston on Thursday and Friday. They are expected to offer more testing in League City the week of May 4 but have not yet announced the dates.
To date, 15,944 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Galveston County residents who may have been tested outside the county