On Friday, May 1, the Galveston County Health District reported 19 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 614.
There are 12 additional recoveries, bringing that total to 340.
There is one additional death:
- A female, age range 91-plus, passed away April 25. She had pre-existing medical conditions.
Of the county’s 614 cases, 221 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-four of the 27 deaths reported to date by the health district are related to long-term care facilities in Galveston County.
On May 1, the health district tested a total of 221 people (89 in Galveston and 132 in Texas City) through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites. To date, 4,192 tests have been performed with 68 positive and 3,543 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, 16,886 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Galveston County residents who may have been tested outside the county.
The GCHD has added new graphs and breakdowns to further compare Galveston County cases. For more case-related graphics, please visit www.gchd.org/about-us/news-and-events/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/galveston-county-confirmed-covid-19-cases